Phil Hughes

Minnesota Twins

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Phil Hughes has thrown 19,507 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) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (77mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (81mph), Change (85mph) and Sinker (91mph).

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Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has slight armside run and has slightly below average velo. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves and has a sharp downward bite. His cutter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise" and has little cutting action. 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. His change (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' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has a lot of backspin. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2016) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has less armside run than typical.