Koji Uehara

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Koji Uehara has thrown 5,327 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Splitter (81mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (84mph) and Curve (77mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2014 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a ridiculously high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, explodes on the hitter, has below average velo, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His splitter has below average velo, has movement that suggests a lot of backspin, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' splitters and has slight armside fade. His cutter comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has good "rise". His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2014) has very little depth, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.