Cueto throws and even mix of Two-Seamers and Four-Seamers, featuring plenty of success with both pitches. His straight heater has been the sturdier option of the two over the years, which hasn't allowed an ISO above .085 since 2012.
19.3% Thrown 83.6 MPH
While Cueto's slide piece won't dazzle like his Changeup, its 52%+ zone rate over the last three years mixed with a career 51.0% groundball rate has made it Mr. Dependable for Cueto
19.2% Thrown 82.6 MPH
The best strikeout pitch in Cueto's repertoire is easily his Changeup, which steadily earned extra horizontal movement each season, earning an extra 1.6 inches across the last four seasons. His lowest Changeup whiff rate in that time? A stellar 18.2% mark.
15.8% Thrown 87.6 MPH
Cueto likes to mix in a Cutter as his fourth pitch, which he can rely on for a strike whenever the count calls for one. The pitch improved last season, boosting its IFFB percentage, while diminishing its HR/FB mark and line drive rates dramatically.