John Lackey

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2022, John Lackey threw 25,763 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2017, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2017, he relied primarily on his Slider (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph) and Curve (78mph). He also rarely threw a Change (84mph).


In 2017, compared to other RHP:
His slider has some two-plane movement. His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action and has slightly below average velo. His sinker has some natural sinking action. His curve results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His change generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it.