Carlos Martinez

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Carlos Martinez has thrown 8,432 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (96mph), Slider (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (97mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (80mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2017 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 an obvious tail, is blazing fast, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has some natural sinking action. His slider generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has short glove-side cut. His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is blazing fast, has some natural sinking action and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His change has an obvious armside fade, dives down out of the zone and is much firmer than usual. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2017) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has little depth.