NATS HISTORY: Pitch Type Percentages & Velocity (2005-17)

PITCH TYPE & VELOCITY IN NATS HISTORY (2005-PRESENT)

Starting Pitchers (or Pitchers w/200+ Innings)

A look back at fastest/slowest/highest percentages of pitch types:  fastball, slider, curveball, changeup and cutter.  You won’t be surprised that Livan Hernandez tops a number of the lists (those were great times with Livo).

FASTBALL

FASTBALL Velocity – 10 Fastest (minimum 200 IP)

95.4     Stephen Strasburg

94.2     Max Scherzer

93.5     Jordan Zimmermann

92.7     Joe Ross

92.0     Ross Detwiler

92.0     Gio Gonzalez

91.8     Tanner Roark

90.6     Tim Redding

90.2     John Patterson

89.9     Tony Armas, Jr.

FASTBALL Velocity – 5 Slowest

84.6     Livan Hernandez

85.8     Matt Chico

87.2     Doug fister

88.5     John Lannon

89.5     Jason Bergmann

FASTBALL – Top 5 Highest Percentage of Total Pitches

77.7%  Ross Detwiler

66.5%  Gio Gonzalez

65.8%  Doug Fister

64.6%  John Patterson

64.3%  Jordan Zimmermann

SLIDER

SLIDER Velocity – 10 Fastest

89.2     Stephen Strasburg

86.7     Jordan Zimmermann

86.1     Max Scherzer

85.1     Craig Stammen

84.7     Tanner Roark

84.4     Esteban Loaiza

84.1     Time Redding

84.1     Jason Bermann

84.0     Joe Ross

83.5     Doug Fister

SLIDER Velocity – 5 Slowest

79.0     Livan Hernandez

79.8     Matt Chico

80.7     John Lannan

82.3     Tony Armas, Jr.

83.2     John Patterson

SLIDER – TOP 5 Highest Percentage of Total Pitches

38.1%  Joe Ross

31.5%  Tony Armas, Jr.

22.8%  Livan Hernandaz

21.6%  Max Sscherzer

20.7%  Jordan Zimmermann

CURVEBALL

CURVEBALL Velocity – 10 Fastest

80.9     Stephen Strasburg  

78.9     Craig Stammen

78.6     Jordan Zimmermann

78.5     MaxScherzer

78.1     Ross detwiler

78.0     Gio Gonazalez

77.3     Tony armas, Jr.

76.8     Tim Redding

76.0     Jason Bergmann

76.0     Tanner Roark

CURVEBALL Velocity – 5 Slowest

66.7     Livan Hernandez

72.2     Doug Fister

73.0     Matt Chico

74.0     John Lannan

74.2     John Patterson

CURVEBALL – Top 5 Highest Percentage of total Pitches

19.9%  Gio Gonzalez

19.3%  Stephen Strasburg

15.6%  Craig Stammen

15.6%  John Patterson

15.2%  Jason Bergmann

CHANGEUP

CHANGEUP Velocity – 10 Fastest

88.5     Stephen Strasburg

87.1     Joe Ross

86.6     Jordan Zimmermann

85.1     Max Scherzer

83.7     Ross Detwiler

83.7     Gio Ganzalez

83.6     John Patterson

83.4     Tony Armas, Jr.

83.0     Tanner Roark

82.9     John Lannan

CHANGEUP Velocity – 5 Slowest

78.0     Livan Hernandez

78.9     Matt Chico

79.0     Esteban Loaiza

82.4     Tim Redding

CHANGEUP – Top 5 Highest Percentage of Total Pitches

17.0%  Matt Chico

16.3%  Stephen Strasburg

13.9%  Gio Gonzalez

13.8%  John Lannan

12.9%  Doug Fister

CUTTER

CUTTER Velocity – 4 Fastest

89.0     Max Scherzer

87.0     John Patterson

86.6     Esteban Loiaza

82.7     Livan Hernandez

CUTTER – Top $ Highest Percentage of Total Pitches

31.6%  Esteban Loaiza

1.2%    Max Scherzer

0.4%    John Patterson

0.1%    Livan Hernandez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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