Javier Assad

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Javier Assad has thrown 603 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2022, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2022, they have relied primarily on their Cutter (88mph), Sinker (92mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph) and Change (85mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (76mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His cutter results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has some natural sink and has strong cutting action. His sinker is a prototypical pitch with few remarkable qualities. His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His slider sweeps across the zone, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and has below average velo. His change generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it. His curve generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and has slightly below average velo.