Tyler Clippard

Washington Nationals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Tyler Clippard has thrown 14,343 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they have relied primarily on their Sinker (88mph) and Change using a Circle Change grip (77mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (88mph), Curve (75mph) and Splitter (81mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2022) is so slow that it is substantially gravitational, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His change using a circle change grip (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2022) comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2022) comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has good "rising" action and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2022) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, has below average velo, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement. His splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2022) has dives down out of the zone, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' splitters, has surprising cut action, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters and has below average velo.