Cole Irvin

Oakland Athletics

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Cole Irvin has thrown 1,268 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2019 and 2021, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2021, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Sinker (91mph) and Change (84mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (77mph).

In 2021, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. His sinker generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has less armside run than typical. His change is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it. His slider generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.