Koji Uehara

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2018, Koji Uehara threw 7,611 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2017, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (87mph) and Splitter (79mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (82mph).

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Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball comes in below hitting speed, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has good "rising" action, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His splitter comes in below hitting speed, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' splitters, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' splitters, has movement that suggests a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade. His cutter comes in below hitting speed, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters and has little cutting action.