Kirby Yates

Atlanta Braves

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Kirby Yates has thrown 5,275 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they have relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Splitter (86mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (84mph) and Cutter (88mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo and has slight armside run. His splitter has dives down out of the zone, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters, is slightly firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2022) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has primarily 12-6 movement. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2022) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters and has surprisingly little cutting action.