Paul Blackburn

Oakland Athletics

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Paul Blackburn has thrown 7,176 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2024, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2024, they have relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Cutter (89mph), also mixing in a Change (86mph), Slider (82mph), Curve (80mph) and Sinker (92mph).


In 2024, compared to other RHP:
Their fourseam fastball results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. Their cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has extreme cut action and has some natural sink. Their 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. Their slider is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, sweeps across the zone and has exceptional depth. Their curve has an exceptional bite, is slightly harder than usual and has primarily 12-6 movement. Their sinker generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has less armside run than typical.