Stephen Strasburg

Washington Nationals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Stephen Strasburg has thrown 11,145 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph) and Change (89mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (94mph) and Slider (91mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has well above average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His curve is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual and has slight glove-side movement. His change is thrown extremely hard, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 15 of them in 2015) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has slightly above average velo. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 11 of them in 2015) is thrown extremely hard, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders, has less than expected depth and has primarily 12-6 movement.