Tanner Houck

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Tanner Houck has thrown 347 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2019 and 2020, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2020, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), Slider (83mph) and Sinker (92mph). He also rarely throws a Splitter (87mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2020 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider sweeps across the zone, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His sinker has heavy sinking action, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2020) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' splitters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters, is much firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it.