Justin Steele

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Justin Steele threw 2,996 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2021 and 2022, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Sinker (92mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (79mph) and Change (88mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is straight as an arrow and has essentially average velo. His slider sweeps across the zone and has exceptional depth. His sinker has surprisingly little armside run and has slightly above average velo. His curve is slightly harder than usual and has slight glove-side movement. His change is thrown extremely hard, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight cut action and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.