Michael Wacha

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Michael Wacha has thrown 22,822 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2024, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2024, they have relied primarily on their Change using a Circle Change grip (82mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Sinker (94mph), Curve (75mph), Cutter (89mph) and Slider (85mph).


In 2024, compared to other RHP:
Their change using a circle change grip results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sink to it. Their fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. Their sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and has slightly above average velo. Their curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo. Their cutter is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters. Their slider has primarily 12-6 movement.