Adam Wainwright

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Adam Wainwright has thrown 29,306 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2021, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2021, he has relied primarily on his Curve (74mph), Sinker (90mph) and Cutter (86mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (84mph).


In 2021, compared to other RHP:
His curve has an exceptional bite, has sweeping glove-side movement and has below average velo. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slightly below average velo. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has sweeping cut action, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sink. His fourseam fastball is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has much less armside movement than typical, has some natural sinking action and has slightly below average velo. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2021) generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it.