Stephen Strasburg

Washington Nationals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Stephen Strasburg has thrown 18,007 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Change (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (83mph), Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (95mph) and Slider (89mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has well above average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His change is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has an obvious armside fade and has some natural sink to it. His curve is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, has a sharp downward bite and has slight glove-side movement. His sinker generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has slight armside run. His slider is thrown extremely hard, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and has less than expected depth.