Stephen Strasburg

Washington Nationals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Stephen Strasburg has thrown 10,137 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Change (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (95mph) and Slider (87mph).

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Basic description of 2014 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has well above average velo, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His change is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it. His curve generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite, is slightly harder than usual, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has slight armside run. His slider generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and is much harder than usual.