Paul Blackburn

Oakland Athletics

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Paul Blackburn threw 4,112 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Cutter (87mph), Curve (79mph), Change (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (79mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His sinker has less armside run than typical and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His cutter has heavy sink, has extreme cut action and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His curve has an exceptional bite. His change is slightly firmer than usual. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders.