Carlos Martinez

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Carlos Martinez has thrown 11,858 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Cutter (91mph), Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Change (87mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (78mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has some natural sinking action. His slider sweeps across the zone. His cutter has well above average velo, has little cutting action, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has some natural sink. His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has well above average velo, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His change dives down out of the zone, is much firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2018) has very little depth, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement.