Aroldis Chapman

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Aroldis Chapman has thrown 9,598 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Sinker (100mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has some added backspin. His slider sweeps across the zone, is much harder than usual and has some two-plane movement. His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, has surprisingly little armside run, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2019) is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, has surprising cut action and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups.