Martin Perez
Texas Rangers

Fastball

61.9% Thrown  92.7 MPH

Perez mixes both Two-Seamers and Four-Seamers, though his riding heater had much more success last season than his straighter Four-Seamer, with an impressive 67.3% groundball rate and .109 ISO allowed. Problem is, he struggles to locate his Two-Seamer in the zone, forcing him to rely on the Four-Seamer too often, setting himself up for hard contact.

Curveball

11.7% Thrown  80.1 MPH

Perez doesn't turn to his deuce often, using it mostly the steal strikes in early counts.

Slider

9.7% Thrown  85.2 MPH

Perez features a below average slide piece, which has held a whiff rate under 10% for two straight seasons, while he hasn't held a zone rate on the pitch above 40% since 2013.

Changeup

16.7% Thrown  84.3 MPH

Perez's best secondary pitch is this Changeup, which helds his highest whiff rate in 2016 at a 16.6% mark. There's plenty of deception here, mimicking his Four-Seamer well but with added fade, which allows him to throw the ball off the plate often and still get swings (41.6% O-Swing rate).