Stephen Strasburg

Washington Nationals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Stephen Strasburg has thrown 17,625 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Curve (83mph), also mixing in a Change (89mph) and Slider (91mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (95mph).

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Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has well above average velo and has slight armside run. His curve generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. His change is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it. His slider is thrown extremely hard, has much less depth than expected, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 7 of them in 2017) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has slight armside run.