Joe Smith

Minnesota Twins

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Joe Smith threw 11,497 pitches that were 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 relied primarily on their Sinker (84mph), Fourseam Fastball (86mph) and Slider (77mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His sinker is so slow that it is substantially gravitational, has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His fourseam fastball comes in below hitting speed, has heavy sinking action and has an obvious tail. His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone, has much less depth than expected, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders.