Matthew Liberatore

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Matthew Liberatore threw 1,121 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2021 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Sinker (93mph), Curve (75mph), Slider (86mph) and Change (86mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has less armside movement than typical, has well above average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run and has slightly above average velo. His curve has an exceptional bite, has sweeping glove-side movement, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slightly below average velo. His slider is much harder than usual. His change is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it.