Ronel Blanco

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Ronel Blanco threw 934 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2021 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Slider (89mph), also mixing in a Change (89mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (82mph) and Sinker (94mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has less armside movement than typical and has well above average velo. His slider is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders and has less than expected depth. His change is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 15 of them in 2022) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has little depth and has slight glove-side movement. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2022) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker.