Jake Petricka

Age 32
  • Born 06/05/1988
  • Bats R
  • Team: Toronto Blue Jays
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
Coming Soon
Recent Player Mentions
No Mentions Yet
View More
Join PL+
2018
2019
Changeup
25.4% Thrown 87.6 MPH 23.3 CSW%
Four-Seamer
65.3% Thrown 93.2 MPH 20.8 CSW%
Slider
9.3% Thrown 83.8 MPH 36.4 CSW%

Petricka’s changeup has fantastic tailing action, but that did not translate to luring batters of the zone at all. Additionally, batters whiffed much less often in 2019 compared to previous seasons (down to 6.7% swinging strike from 16.7%).

GIF made by Ryan Amore. Blurb written by Jim Chatterton

Petricka spent most of his 2019 succeeding in the minors, but his stint in the bigs was less than desired. He throws a 94 mph sinker-like fastball that performed well compared to previous years, allowing no home runs and many ground balls. However, he was a bit too wild, walking twice as many as he struck out.

GIF made by Ryan Amore. Blurb written by Jim Chatterton

Petricka only had the opportunity to throw his slider 11 times in the majors in 2019. That did not give it much time to show it off, but it performed well in those few moments.

GIF made by Ryan Amore. Blurb written by Jim Chatterton
2018
2019
Two-Seamer
65.9% Thrown 94.8 MPH
Slider
25.9% Thrown 85.6 MPH
Changeup
8.2% Thrown 88.4 MPH

Petricka’s main offering managed to produce a 55.0 GB%. However, that’s where the positives end. The sinker got hit really hard for the second year in a row to the tune of a .342 BAA and a .412 wOBA.

Petricka’s primary offspeed pitch had a -3.2 pVal with a 16.7 HR/FB%. While it did have a positive 19.1 SwStr%, it really lacked movement (-0.2 xMov, -0.3 zMov) compared with the average slider (2.8 xMov, 1.2 zMov).

Only thrown 64 times, Petricka’s changeup rode a 42.9 LD% to a -1.0 pVal.

Account / Login