Richard Bleier

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Richard Bleier threw 4,336 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2016 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Sinker (90mph) and Cutter (87mph), also mixing in a Slider (78mph) and Change (83mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (91mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His sinker has heavy sinking action and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His cutter results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has some natural sink and has strong cutting action. His slider comes in below hitting speed, has exceptional depth, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and has short glove-side cut. His change is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, dives down out of the zone and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical.