Jeff Samardzija

San Francisco Giants

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jeff Samardzija has thrown 23,674 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 (87mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph), Curve (78mph), Cutter (91mph) and Splitter (83mph). He also rarely throws a Change (83mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker generates a 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 has much less depth than expected, has primarily 12-6 movement, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, is much harder than usual and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and has slight armside run. His curve has primarily 12-6 movement and generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves. His cutter explodes on the hitter, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action and has well above average velo. His splitter results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' splitters, has movement that suggests a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.