Sam Howard

Detroit Tigers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Sam Howard threw 2,056 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His slider generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 9 of them in 2022) generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups and is much firmer than usual.