Blake Taylor

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Blake Taylor threw 1,815 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2020 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (85mph). He also rarely threw a Change (90mph).

In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, has some natural sinking action, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His slider results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has short glove-side cut and has some two-plane movement. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2022) is thrown extremely hard, has surprising cut action, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it.