Tanner Roark

Age 33
  • Born 10/05/1986
  • Bats R
  • Team: Toronto Blue Jays
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
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2018
2019
Changeup
9.6% Thrown 84.1 MPH 19.4 CSW%
Curveball
12.6% Thrown 75.8 MPH 25.3 CSW%
Four-Seamer
55.4% Thrown 92.0 MPH 27.3 CSW%
Cutter
3.7% Thrown 88.0 MPH 21.4 CSW%
Slider
18.7% Thrown 86.0 MPH 24 CSW%

Roark’s changeup is a steady offering in terms of limiting walks, but his strikeout rate has fluctuated through the years. Sometimes it’s been a sturdy offering, while other times it’s been tee’d off against: much like Roark himself.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Nate Musser

Though it’s been better in previous years, Roark’s curveball was still a decent pitch in 2019. A significant drop in O-Swing% (40% to 25%) suggests it wasn’t nearly as deceptive last season.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Nate Musser

Roark throws both a traditional four-seamer and a sinker, with slight variance between the two. Combined, he gave up 17 dingers off his heaters alone.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Nate Musser

Roark threw his cut fastball over 100 times for the first time in his career last season, with limited effectiveness. He might do well to rethink its usage in 2020.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Nate Musser

A major plus pitch for Roark in 2018, his slider came off the rails last season. The wOBA against the pitch jumped from .179 to .380 in a calendar year.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Nate Musser
2018
2019
Two-Seamer
40.2% Thrown 91.4 MPH
Four-Seamer
19.2% Thrown 91.5 MPH
Curveball
14.0% Thrown 74.7 MPH
Slider
12.5% Thrown 85.0 MPH
Changeup
11.9% Thrown 83.4 MPH
Cutter
2.1% Thrown 89.0 MPH

Continuing Roark’s trend of allowing more fly balls is his primary pitch. He gained a bit more control on his two-seamer but gave up 10% less grounders.

Roark’s four-seamer is not his primary fastball. He still throws it the second-most. Roark gave up more fly balls with this pitch than previous years but was able to get slightly more whiffs, despite a dip in velocity.

Using his curve almost interchangeably with his slider, Roark kept hitters off balance striking out over 40% of batters with it. Despite this success, he allowed a few more fly balls and home runs against.

Roark’s slider took a step forward in 2018. He used it more as a strikeout pitch but also was able to reduce extra-base hits against.

Usually one of his better offspeed pitches, Roark’s changeup was more predictable to hitters than usual. They took balls more often and made contact on 11% more swings in and out of the zone.

Roark rarely uses his cutter as he should. He struggled to find the zone and batters made plenty of contact when they swung.

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