Adam Kolarek

Tampa Bay Rays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Adam Kolarek has thrown 981 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph) and Slider (76mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has an obvious tail, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly below average velo. His change has an obvious armside fade, dives down out of the zone and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 16 of them in 2019) comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, sweeps across the zone, has less than expected depth and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders.