Phil Hughes

San Diego Padres

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Phil Hughes has thrown 21,463 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 Cutter (89mph), Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (79mph) and Sinker (91mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (85mph) and Change (81mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing 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 cutter is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise" and has little cutting action. His curve results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His sinker has slight armside run and has slightly 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 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.