Shunsuke Watanabe

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Shunsuke Watanabe threw 23 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2009, all of them occuring in The World Baseball Classic. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Curve (62mph), Fourseam Fastball (79mph) and Sinker (80mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2009 pitches compared to other RHP:
His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 9 of them in 2009) comes in below hitting speed, has very little depth, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has sweeping glove-side movement and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2009) comes in below hitting speed, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has heavy sinking action, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2009) comes in below hitting speed, has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has surprisingly little armside run.