Shohei Ohtani

Los Angeles Angels

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Shohei Ohtani has thrown 658 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2018, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph), Splitter (88mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (98mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball is blazing fast and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His splitter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' splitters, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters, is much firmer than usual, has slight cut action and has some natural sink to it. His slider sweeps across the zone and has some two-plane movement. His curve has an exceptional bite, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker.