Cristian Javier

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Cristian Javier threw 5,885 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 (94mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph). He also rarely threw a Change (85mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has some added backspin. His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His curve results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and has slight glove-side movement. His change is slightly firmer than usual and has slight armside fade.