Mike Kickham

Miami Marlins

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Mike Kickham has thrown 857 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2020, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2020, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (86mph) and Curve (79mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (90mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph) and Change (83mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2020 pitches compared to other LHP:
His cutter has heavy sink, has sweeping cut action, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves and is slightly harder than usual. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is straight as an arrow, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly below average velo. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 9 of them in 2020) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical and has some natural sinking action. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2020) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it.