Phil Hughes

Minnesota Twins

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Phil Hughes has thrown 20,002 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Cutter (89mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (78mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph), Sinker (91mph) and Slider (81mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action and has slightly below average velo. His cutter results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise" and has little cutting action. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves and has a sharp downward bite. His change is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 18 of them in 2016) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slightly below average velo. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2016) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders, has short glove-side cut and has below average velo.