Yusei Kikuchi

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Yusei Kikuchi has thrown 11,252 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2019 and 2024, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2024, they have relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Curve (85mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph) and Slider (90mph).


In 2024, compared to other LHP:
Their fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because they've only thrown 13 of them in 2024) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has well above average velo. Their curve (take this with a grain of salt because they've only thrown 9 of them in 2024) is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves, has little depth and has primarily 12-6 movement. Their change (take this with a grain of salt because they've only thrown 6 of them in 2024) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, has slight cut action and has some natural sink to it. Their slider (take this with a grain of salt because they've only thrown 2 of them in 2024) is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders.