Phil Hughes

Minnesota Twins

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Phil Hughes has thrown 21,103 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (80mph), Slider (85mph), Sinker (89mph) and Cutter (88mph). He also rarely throws a Change (81mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has slightly below average velo. His curve results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2018) has an obvious tail, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has below average velo. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has less than expected depth and has primarily 12-6 movement. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 12 of them in 2018) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise" and has little cutting action. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has slightly below average velo.