Michael Rucker

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2024, Michael Rucker threw 2,426 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2021 and 2023, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2023, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Cutter (90mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph) and Curve (81mph). He also rarely threw a Change (90mph) and Sinker (94mph).


In 2023, compared to other RHP:
Their fourseam fastball results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slightly above average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. Their cutter has heavy sink, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly above average velo and has strong cutting action. Their slider generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has exceptional depth. Their curve has a sharp downward bite, is slightly harder than usual, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. Their change is thrown extremely hard, dives down out of the zone and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. Their sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slightly above average velo and has some natural sinking action.