Riley Smith

Arizona Diamondbacks

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Riley Smith has thrown 579 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2020 and 2021, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2021, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph), Slider (83mph) and Curve (79mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (93mph).


In 2021, compared to other RHP:
His sinker generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has some natural sinking action. His change has an obvious armside fade, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it. His slider generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His curve has a sharp downward bite and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2021) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical.