Aaron Nola

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Aaron Nola has thrown 13,876 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2015 and 2021, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2021, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), Curve (79mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Sinker (92mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (87mph).


In 2021, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has heavy sinking action, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has slight armside run. His curve has a sharp downward bite, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. His change is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, dives down out of the zone, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade. His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has some natural sinking action. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2021) generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sink.