Aroldis Chapman

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Aroldis Chapman has thrown 13,322 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2024, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2024, they have relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (97mph), Slider (86mph) and Sinker (99mph), also mixing in a Splitter (89mph).


In 2024, compared to other LHP:
Their fourseam fastball is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has much less armside movement than typical. Their slider generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has short glove-side cut, is much harder than usual and has less than expected depth. Their sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, has surprisingly little armside run and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. Their splitter is thrown extremely hard, has surprising cut action, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' splitters, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' splitters and has some natural sink to it.