Shohei Ohtani

Los Angeles Angels

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Shohei Ohtani threw 853 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2018, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2018, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph), Slider (82mph) and Splitter (88mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (98mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball is blazing fast and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider sweeps across the zone. His splitter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' splitters, is much firmer than usual, has slight cut action and has some natural sink to it. His curve has an exceptional bite, has below average velo, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. 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.