Walker Buehler

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2020, Walker Buehler threw 5,676 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2019, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph), also mixing in a Slider (87mph), Cutter (93mph), Curve (81mph) and Sinker (97mph). He also rarely threw a Change (92mph).

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Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is blazing fast and has less armside movement than typical. His slider sweeps across the zone, is much harder than usual, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His cutter is blazing fast and has extreme cut action. His curve has an exceptional bite and is slightly harder than usual. His sinker is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 13 of them in 2019) is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it.