Paolo Espino

Washington Nationals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Paolo Espino threw 4,176 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (89mph), Curve (71mph) and Slider (78mph). He also rarely threw a Change (84mph).

In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball comes in below hitting speed, has much less armside movement than typical and has some added backspin. His curve has an exceptional bite, comes in below hitting speed and has slight glove-side movement. His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His change generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it.