Jalen Beeks

Tampa Bay Rays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jalen Beeks has thrown 979 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2016 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph), Curve (77mph) and Change (87mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (94mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His cutter has slightly above average velo and has strong cutting action. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has a sharp downward bite. His change is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 5 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo, has less armside run than typical and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker.