Koji Uehara

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Koji Uehara has thrown 7,367 pitches that have been 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 has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (87mph) and Splitter (79mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (81mph) and Sinker (87mph).

BETA Feature:
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, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slight armside run and has some added backspin. 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 and has slight armside fade. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 11 of them in 2017) comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters and has little cutting action. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2017) is so slow that it is substantially gravitational, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has an obvious tail, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker.