Tomoyuki Sugano

Non-MLB

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Tomoyuki Sugano threw 81 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2017, all of them occuring in The World Baseball Classic. In 2017, he relied primarily on his Slider (84mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Splitter (86mph) and Curve (80mph).

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Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His slider sweeps across the zone, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 18 of them in 2017) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has good "rising" action, has less armside movement than typical and has essentially average velo. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2017) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has some natural sinking action. His splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 11 of them in 2017) has surprising cut action, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters, has movement that suggests an extreme amount of backspin, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' splitters and is slightly 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, has a sharp downward bite and has slight glove-side movement.