Shane Bieber

Cleveland Guardians

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2024, Shane Bieber threw 13,101 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2018 and 2023, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2023, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (92mph), Slider (85mph) and Cutter (87mph), also mixing in a Curve (83mph). He also rarely threw a Change (87mph) and Sinker (90mph).


In 2023, compared to other RHP:
Their fourseam fastball generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. Their slider has primarily 12-6 movement and has some two-plane movement. Their cutter generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sink. Their curve is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, has a sharp downward bite and has slight glove-side movement. Their change is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it. Their sinker (take this with a grain of salt because they've only thrown 2 of them in 2023) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker, has slight armside run and has slightly below average velo.