Tanner Roark

Oakland Athletics

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Tanner Roark has thrown 18,417 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2020, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2020, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), also mixing in a Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (89mph), Slider (85mph), Cutter (85mph), Curve (73mph) and Change (79mph).

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Basic description of 2020 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has below average velo and has less armside movement than typical. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has below average velo, has less armside run than typical and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His slider is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, has less than expected depth and has primarily 12-6 movement. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 16 of them in 2020) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has below average velo, has good "rise" and has strong cutting action. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 15 of them in 2020) has an exceptional bite, comes in below hitting speed and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 12 of them in 2020) has surprising cut action, has below average velo, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.