Cole Sands

Minnesota Twins

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Cole Sands threw 639 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Splitter (85mph). He also rarely threw a Change (86mph) and Sinker (90mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His splitter has dives down out of the zone, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' splitters and has slight armside fade. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 19 of them in 2022) has an obvious armside fade, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2022) has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has slightly below average velo.