Jeff Samardzija

San Francisco Giants

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jeff Samardzija has thrown 23,418 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (88mph), Fourseam Fastball (94mph), Curve (78mph), Splitter (84mph) and Cutter (91mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and has slightly above average velo. His slider is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, has much less depth than expected, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His curve has primarily 12-6 movement, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has little depth. His splitter generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' splitters, 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 explodes on the hitter, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action and has well above average velo. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 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 a lot of backspin and is slightly firmer than usual.