Javier Assad

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Javier Assad has thrown 4,292 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2022 and 2024, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2024, they have relied primarily on their Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph), Fourseam Fastball (92mph), Curve (77mph) and Slider (81mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph).


In 2024, compared to other RHP:
Their sinker is a prototypical pitch with few remarkable qualities. Their cutter results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has some natural sink and has strong cutting action. Their fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. Their curve has a sharp downward bite. Their slider sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and has below average velo. Their change is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.