Jharel Cotton

San Francisco Giants

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Jharel Cotton threw 4,090 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 Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (80mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (76mph) and Cutter (91mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has some added backspin. His change has below average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve has an exceptional bite, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slightly below average velo. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2022) explodes on the hitter, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has well above average velo and has strong cutting action.