Jake Brentz

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Jake Brentz threw 1,281 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2021 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Change (91mph) and Sinker (96mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider has exceptional depth and is much harder than usual. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 9 of them in 2022) is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, dives down out of the zone, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2022) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has some natural sinking action.