Moore’s changeup has decent movement on it and did not get too hard when he threw it.
Moore’s curve was left in the zone and hit quite hard in 2019.
He throws his fastball up in the zone, and it is not that good.
Moore also keeps his cutter up in the zone, which is probably not that good considering he doesn’t throw it hard.
Moore goes to his four-seamer as his primary offering, hurling it at a rate of 60%.The pitch has seen better days and perhaps Moore should roll back the number of times he throws it per game. After putting up positive pVals in his first three major league seasons, the pitch has been in the red according to pVal four out of the last five years.
Moore uses his knuckle-curve as his secondary offering. Hitters can expect to see it in two-strike counts as it has put up a 33 K% last season. The pitch is also decent at getting hitters to miss and chase, with a 14% whiff rate along with a 38% chase rate.
Maybe the best pitch in his repertoire, Moore’s changeup is a Money Pitch with a 48% chase rate, a 49% zone rate, and a 18% whiff rate. Hitters consistently struggle to make contact but on the off chance they do, they have the ability to mash the ball, which allowed a .217 ISO last season.
Matt Moore would benefit from becoming a three-pitch guy and eliminating his atrocious cutter all together. In the 51 plate appearances that the pitch has been thrown hitters have been raking, batting .417 with a Bondsian .625 SLG.