Ryan Thompson

Tampa Bay Rays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Ryan Thompson threw 1,760 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 Sinker (90mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (92mph). He also rarely threw a Splitter (81mph) and Cutter (87mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His sinker has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has slightly below average velo. His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone, has much less depth than expected and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, has an obvious tail, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 15 of them in 2022) has dives down out of the zone, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters, has slight cut action and has below average velo. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 7 of them in 2022) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action and has some natural sink.