Stephen Strasburg

Washington Nationals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Stephen Strasburg has thrown 12,994 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Change (90mph), Slider (90mph) and Curve (82mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (94mph).

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Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has well above average velo. His change is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it. His slider is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and has less than expected depth. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, is much harder than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has a sharp downward bite. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2016) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has well above average velo.