Sam Long

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Sam Long has thrown 3,642 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2021 and 2024, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2024, they have relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).


In 2024, compared to other LHP:
Their fourseam fastball has much less armside movement than typical, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has well above average velo. Their slider has some two-plane movement. Their curve has an exceptional bite, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement. Their change is thrown extremely hard, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it.