Phil Hughes
Minnesota Twins


50.6% Thrown  90.4 MPH

Hughes is well known for his reluctance to allow walks, which starts with throwing heaters over the plate more than 60% of the time. It's a blessing and a curse as it limits the free passes but allows hitters to be comfortable at the plate and they slapped Hughes' Four-Seamer for a .941 OPS last season.


22.9% Thrown  77.1 MPH

This Knuckle-Curve is rarely thrown deep into counts with the purpose of stealing strikes as "Get-Me-Over" deuce.


3.8% Thrown  85.6 MPH

Hughes barely trusts his Changeup, throwing in under 100 times in each of the last three seasons. A decent slow ball would compliment his straight heater well, especially if it fell out of the zone given Hughes' affinity for strikes, but it doesn't look like that will happen in the near future.


22.8% Thrown  87.6 MPH

Hughes uses his Cutter as an option to keep pummeling the zone while giving batters a different look than his heater.