Stephen Strasburg

Washington Nationals

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Stephen Strasburg has thrown 14,260 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 Slider (90mph), Change (90mph) and Curve (82mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (90mph) and Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (94mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has well above average velo and has slight armside run. His slider is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has less than expected depth. His change is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight 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, is much harder than usual and has slight glove-side movement. His cutter is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters and generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. 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.