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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 10th: WSH-3, TEX-6

Final R H E
WSH 3 10 0
TEX 6 9 0
W: Kela (3-1, 3.42)
L: Kelley (3-2, 7.47)
S: –

NATS Lose 2nd to TEXAS in 11 Innings; LIND HR

Scoring:

TEX/4th inning:  Elvis Andrus grounds out with Delino DeShields scoring (0-1); TEX ahead.

NATS/6th inning:  Anthony Rendon (2.88) sac fly, Bryce Harper scores (1-1), tie score.

Adam Lind 2-run HR (.333), scoring Daniel Murphy (now 3-1)…NATS move on top.  Lind HR #5.

TEX/9th inning:  Shin-Soo Choo solo HR (3-2).  NATS still ahead.

Nomar Mazara RBI double, scoring Elvis Andrus (3-3).  Score tied.

TEX/11th inning:  Robinson Chorines 3-run HR, scoring Joe Gallo and Nomar Mazar (6-3).  TEX victory.

Pitching:

SP Gio Gonzalez (2.91):  pitched 6.0 innings, gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits and 1 walk, striking out 9…NATS were winning 3-1 as of the end of the 6th.

Matt Albers (1.08):  pitched the 7th and 8th innings, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and 4 K’s.

Koda Glover (5.12):  got a blown save (BS) giving up 2 earned runs on 3 hits (including 1 HR).  Score tied.

Oliver Perez (4.26):  pitched to 1 batter with a K.

Enny Romero (4.13):  faced 4 batters, 0 runs, 1 K.

Shawn Kelley (7.47):  tagged with 3 runs on 2 hits (1 HR) and 2 walks, striking out 2 of the 5 batters faced.

Up next:  Sunday vs RANGERS at 4:05 p.m.:  Max Scherzer (7-3, 2.35 ERA, 114 K) vs. Austin Bibens-Dirkx (1-0, 4.08 ERA, 11 K).

NATS Pitchers: Pitch Type Profiles (Fastball, etc.)


NATS Pitchers:  who throws what, how often and how hard?  See their pitch type profiles below (data thanks to fangraphs.com).

Fastball (FB) – Slider (SL) – Curveball (CB) – Changeup (CH)

Starting Pitcher Summary:  pitch type percentage (mph velocity)

Max Scherzer: 

FB:   50.8% (94.2)

SL:   27.3% (85.9)

CH:   12.8% (85.0)

CB:   9.1% (77.4)

Stephen Strasburg:

FB:  54.8% (95.7)

CB:  20.6% (82.1)

CH:  17.3% (88.9)

SL:  7.3% (90.4)

Gio Gonzalez:

FB:  60.3% (90.2)

CB:  21.2% (75.6)

CH:  18.5% (83.6)

SL:  n/a

Tanner Roark:

FB:  58.6% (92.0)

SL:  17.1 % (85.5)

CB:  12.6% (76.4)

CH:  11.7% (83.4)

Joe Ross:

FB:  56.0% (91.5)

SL:  40.2% (85.0)

CH:  3.8% (86.0)

CB:  n/a

PITCHER LIST:  HIGHEST PERCENTAGE PITCH TYPE & HIGHEST VELOCITY

FASTBALL (FB) – Highest Percentage

80.9%  Matt Grace

77.5%  Enny Romero

71.1%  Blake Treinen

68.6% Jacob Turner

66.8%  Matt Albers

60.3%  Gio Gonzalez

59.0%  Shawn Kelly

58.6%  Tanner Roark

56.0%  Joe Ross

55.2%  Oliver Perez

54.8%  Stephen Strasburg

50.8%  Max Scherzer

39.1%  Koda Glover

 

FASTBALL (FB) VELOCITY – Top 6

98.0     Enny Romero

96.5     Blake Treinin

96.4     Koda Glover

95.7     Stephen Strasburg

94.9     Jacob Turner

94.2     Max Scherzer

 

SLIDER (SL) – Highest Percentage

46.2%  Koda Glover

44.8%  Oliver Perez

41.0%  Shawn Kelley

40.2%  Joe Ross

29.0%  Matt Albers

27.3%  Max Scherzer

21.6%  Blake Treinen

19.2%  Matt Grace

17.1%  Tanner Roark

8.8%    Jacob Turner

8.7%    Enny Romero

7.3%    Stephen Strasburg

 

SLIDER (SL) VELOCITY – Top 6

93.2     Koda Glover

90.4     Stephen Strasbugr

88.2     Blake Treinen

86.6     Jacob Turner

86.0     Enny Romero

85.9     Max Scherzer

 

CURVEBALL (CB) – top 6

21.2%  Gio Gonzalez

20.6%  Stephen Strasburg

15.6%  Jacob Turner

12.6%  Tanner Roark

9.1%    Max Scherzer

8.4%    Koda Glover

 

CURVEBALL (CB) VELOCITY – top 5

82.1     Stephen Strasburg

81.1     Koda Glover

79.8     Jacob Turner

79.0     Matt Albers

77.4     Max Scherzer

18.5%  Gio Gonzalez

17.3%  Stephen Strasburg

12.8%  Max Scherzer

11.7%  Tanner Roark

7.3%    Blake Treinen

 

 

June 9th: WSH-2, TEX-5

Final R H E
WSH 2 9 3
TEX 5 13 0
W: Cashner (3-5, 3.17)
L: Roark (6-3, 3.87)
S: Bush (7)

3 Error Night in NATS Loss to RANGERS

Scoring:

TEX/3rd inning:  Jonathan Lucroy RBI single, scoring Elvis Andrus (0-1).

TEX/5th inning:  Jonathan Lucroy 2-run HR, scoring Shin-Soo Chu (0-3).

TEX/6th inning:  Nomar Mazar walks, Joey Gallo scores (0-4).

NATS/6th inning:  Anthony Rendon (.292) RBI single, scoring Ryan Zimmerman (1-4).

TEX/7th inning:  Rougned Odor solo HR (1-5).

NATS/9th inning:  Stephen Drew (.269) RBI single, scoring Daniel Murphy.

Errors –  3:   Zimmerman-1 (fielding) and Trea Turner-2 (both fielding).

Pitching:

Tanner Roark (3.87):  pitched 6.0 innings, gave up 5 runs (2 earned) on 11 hits (including 2 HR) and 2 walks, with 4 K’s.

Enny Romero (4.33):  pitched 1.0 inning (7th), no runs, 3 K’s.

Jacob Turner (4.30):  pitched 1.0 inning (8th), no runs, 1 K.

Blake Treinen (6.15):  pitched 1.0 inning (9th), no runs 1 K.

Next – Saturday vs. TEX 12:05 P.M.:  Gio Gonzalez (5-1, 3.03 ERA, 65 K) vs. Martin Perez (2-6, 4.64 ERA, 48 K).

June 8th: WSH-6, BAL-1

Final R H E
WSH 6 11 0
BAL 1 4 1
W: Ross (3-2, 6.16)
L: Asher (7-2, 4.35)
S:-

ROSS K’s 12 – DREW HR – HARPER & TURNER 3-for-4 NIGHT

Scoring:

NATS/1st inning:

Bryce Harper (.325):  RBI single, scoring Trea Turner (1-0).

Stephen Drew (.240):  RBI single, scoring Bryce Harper (2-0).

Michael Taylor (.252):  2 RBI double, scoring Adam Lind and Stephen Drew (4-0).

NATS/2nd inning:

Adam Lind (.329):  sac fly, scoring Trea Turner (5-0).

NATS 5th inning:

Stephen Drew (.240):  solo HR (6-0).

BAL 7th inning:

Joey Rickard:  RBI single off Joe Ross, scoring Mark Trumbo (6-1).

SB:  4 — Trea Turner 2, Bryce Harper 1 (Harper/Turner double steal in the 2nd), Michael Taylor 1.  Turner now has 21 stolen bases.

Not in the lineup:  Daniel Murphy, Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon.

Pitching:

SP Joe Ross (6.16) – posted a Game Score of 85:  pitched 7.1 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits and 0 walks, striking out 12 (93 pitches, 67 strikes, 26 batters).

Oliver Perez (4:38) faced 2 batters, striking out 1, and Blake Treinen struck 2 of 3 batters faced.

And…..Bryce Harper tore the cover off the baseball:

Up next – Rangers in town Friday 7:05 p.m.:  Tanner Roark (6-2, 3.95 ERA, 60 K) vs Andrew Cashner (2-5, 3.39 ERA, 25 K).

NATS on STATCAST Leaders Update

 

NATS on STATCAST Leaders Update (08 June 2017)

Zimmerman, Lind, Harper

Romero, Glover, Treinin

HR Distance:

#4 Ryan Zimmerman – 470 feet (tied with Manny Machado).

(110.5 feet, 28.3 degree launch angle, height of 112.5 feet, off of Addison Reed’s 92.4 mph pitch on April 29)

#1 is Jake Lamb – 481 feet.

HIT Exit Velocity:

#6 Adam Lind – 118.3 mph:  for a single

(106 feet, launch angle 18.1 degrees, pitch speed 88.2 mph on June 2nd off of Zach Neal)

#44 Bryce Harper – 114.7 mph:  for a single

(329 feet, launch angle 15.8 degrees, pitch speec 89.3 mph on May 20th off of Bartolo Colon)

#1 is Aaron Judge – 119.4 mph for a HR. 

Average HIT Exit Velocity:

#3 Adam Lind – 95.6 mph (average exit velocity)

(average distance 95.8 mph, average distance 232.7 feet, 49 events)

#1 is Miguel Sano – 98.8 mph

Fastest Pitches

#12 Enny Romero – 101.5 mph (four-seam FB)

(perceived speed 98.8 mph, spin rate 2,487 rpm, extension 5.4 feet, result-ball, on May 9th)

#29 Enny Romero – 101.2 mph (four-seam FB)

(perceived speed 99.1 mph, spin rate 2,323 rpm, extension 5.5 feet, result-double, on May 9th)

#1 is Joe Kelly with 102.2 mph (two times)

Average Pitch Velocity

#13 Enny Romero – 97.8 mph (four-seam FB)

(average perceived speed 96.3 mph, average spin rate 2,309 rpm, average extension 5.6 feet, 354 events)

#37 Blake Treinen – 96.6 mph (Two-seam FB)

(average perceived speed 94.7  mph, average spin rate 2,241 mph, average extension 5.4 feet, 41 events)

#45 Koda Glover – 96.4 mph (sinker)

(average perceived speed 95.6 mph, average spin rate 2,217 rpm, average extension 6.1 feet, 71 events)

#48 Blake Treinen – 96.4 mph (Four-seam FB)

(average perceived speed 94.5 mph, average spin rate 2,219 rpm, average extension 5.4 feet, 78 events)

#1 is Trevor Rosenthal with 99.2 mph.

Upcoming NATS Milestones

Here are the upcoming NATS milestones to look for per nationals.com – Max Scherzer coming up first!

PITCHING

Max Scherzer:  2000 K’s (projected for 10 June) – has 1995 now.

Tanner Roark:  500 K’s (projected for 29 June) – has 480 now.

Gio Gonzalez:  1500 K’s (projected for 30 June) – has 1477 now.

Jacob Turner:  100 G (projected for 24 Aug) – has 93 now.

Matt Albers:  500 G (projected for 30 Aug) – has 474 now.

BATTING

Daniel Murphy:  100 HR (projected for 29 June) – has 97 now.

Daniel Murphy:  300 2B (projected for 16 July) – has 291 now.

Jayson Werth:  300 2B (projected for 21 July) – has 295 now.

Jayson Werth:  1500 H (projected for 15 Aug) – has 1452 now.

Bryce Harper:  500 R (projected for 17 Aug) – has 459 now.

NATS the way I like it….uh huh uh huh

June 7th: WSH-1, LAD-2

Final R H E
WSH 1 5 2
LAD 2 3 0
W: Kershaw (8-2, 2.20)
L: Strasburg (7-2, 2.80)
S: Jansen (10)

NATS Drop 3rd to DODGERS; Zimmerman HR #17

NATS/2nd inning:  Ryan Zimmerman (3.62) solo HR off Kershaw (1-0).

LAD/6th inning:  Corey Seager HR off Strasburg (1-1).  Yasmani Grandal RBI double scores Adrian Gonzalez for what would be winning run (2-1).

NATS Strikeouts:  11 – including 2 each by Turner, Raburn and Harper.

Errors:  2 – Taylor (fielding), Murphy (fielding).

SP Stephen Strasburg (2.80):  pitched 6 innings giving up 2 runs (1 unearned) on 3 hits (1 HR) and 1 walk, striking out 8 (104 pitches, 70 strikes, 24 batters).

Matt Albers (1.17):  1.1 innings, striking out 3 of 4 batters.

Enny Romero (4.50):  0.2 innings, 2 batters (no hits/runs/walks).

Up next – Thursday, June 6, 7:05 p.m. – Orioles at NATS:  Joe Ross (2-2, 7.34 ERA, 29 K)  vs. Alec Asher (2-3, 3.62 ERA), 28 K.

June 6th: WSH-2, LAD-1

Final R H E
WSH 2 4 2
LAD 1 4 0
W: Scherzer (7-3, 2.35)
L: McCarthy (5-3, 3.28)
S: Glover (8)

SCHERZER 14 K’s – NATS Win Second of Three vs. DODGERS

Max Scherzer (2.36):  pitched 7 innings giving up 1 unearned run on 3 hits (no home runs) and 2 walks, striking out 14 of 28 batters faced (105 pitches, 73 strikes); 6 of the strikeouts were with his slider.

Oliver Perez (4.63) pitched the 8th, striking out 2, and Koda Glover (4.34) got his 8th save pitching the 9th (4 batters).

Scoring:

NATS/1st inning:  Bryce Harper (.322) sac fly scoring Trea Turner (1-0).

Dodgers/1st inning:  Adrian Gonzales RBI single scoring Chase Utley (1-1) (unearned run:  Utley to second on Murphy fielding error, Corey Seager reaching 1st on force attempt).

NATS/4th inning:  Daniel Murphy (.333) sac fly scoring Bryce Harper (2-1).

Next up – Wednesday in L.A.:  Stephen Strasburg (7-1, 2.91 ERA, 81 K) vs. Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.28 ERA, 92 K)

June 5th: WSH-4, LAD-2

Final R H E
WSH 4 7 0
LAD 2 6 1
W: Gonzalez (5-1, 3.03)
L: Ryu (2-6, 4.08)
S: Perez (1)

NATS Take 1st of 3 versus Dodgers; Perez Gets 1st Save

2nd inning:  Anthony Rendon (.294 ) solo homer (1-0).

4th inning:  Matt Wieters (.278 ) 2-RBI single scores Daniel Murphy (.333) and Anthony Rendon (3-0).

Bryce Harper (.322) RBI single scores Trea Turner (.260) (4-0).

6th inning:  Dodgers Chris Taylor RBI-double scoring Logan Forsythe (4-1).

Dodgers Franklin Gutierrez ground out RBI scores Corey Seager (4-2).

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a solo homer (6 total bases).

NATS newcomer Ryan Raburn (coming from COL in 2016) played LF for Jayson Werth,

Gio Gonzalez (3.03):  pitched 6.0 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5 (107 pitches, 63 strikes, 24 batters).

Enny Romero (4.62):  pitched the 7th and 8th innings striking out 4 (no runs), and Matt Albers (1.25) faced 3 batters striking out 1 (no runs-hold #5).

Oliver Perez (5.06):  faced 1, striking out the final batter to get his 1st NATS save (3rd of his career).

Next up – Tuesday at Dodgers 10:10 p.m.:  Max Scherzer (6-3, 2.56 ERA, 100 K) vs. Brandon McCarthy (5-2, 3.38 ERA, 47 K).