Yusei Kikuchi


Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Yusei Kikuchi has thrown 1,255 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2019, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), Slider (87mph) and Curve (76mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has much less armside movement than typical and has slightly above average velo. His slider is thrown extremely hard. His curve has an exceptional bite, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His change is much firmer than usual, has slight cut action and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.