Michael Wacha

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Michael Wacha threw 19,429 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change using a Circle Change grip (85mph), also mixing in a Cutter (89mph), Sinker (93mph) and Curve (75mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and has some added backspin. His change using a circle change grip has a lot of backspin. His cutter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His sinker generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His curve results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and has slightly below average velo.