John Means

Baltimore Orioles

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, John Means threw 6,197 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2018 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Change (83mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph) and Slider (85mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slightly less natural movement than typical and has some added backspin. His change generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has a lot of backspin. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His slider is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders and has less than expected depth.