Tommy Hunter

Age 33 RP
  • Born 07/03/1986
  • Bats R
  • Team: Philadelphia Phillies
2019 Statistics
W-L
0-0
IP
5.1
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.38
K
5
K%
27.8
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2018
2019
Curveball
13.9% Thrown 83.4 MPH 20 CSW%
Four-Seamer
52.8% Thrown 94.0 MPH 36.8 CSW%
Cutter
33.3% Thrown 90.9 MPH 37.5 CSW%

As Hunter’s only non-fastball, he has just a show-me curve to keep batters honest, with his 13.9% usage rate equaling only ten total in 2019. Thrown equally to batters on both sides, the curve generated a 20% swinging-strike rate and ended with a 33.3% K rate.

GIF made by Ben Palmer. Blurb written by Nicklaus Gaut

The main complement to Hunter’s two-seamer, his cutter was used 33.8% of the time in 2019. Averaging 90.9 mph, the cutter gets average depth, but with 159% more horizontal break than the major league average – not surprising, seeing that Hunter’s 2642 RPM is one of the highest in the league.

GIF made by Ben Palmer. Blurb written by Nicklaus Gaut

Hunter totaled around 53% fastball usage in 2019, but 48 of those belong to the two-seamer, Hunter’s main offering. Averaging 94 mph, the pitch allowed a .333 BAA.

GIF made by Ben Palmer. Blurb written by Nicklaus Gaut
2018
2019
Cutter
44.0% Thrown 93.3 MPH
Two-Seamer
33.2% Thrown 95.7 MPH
Curveball
13.4% Thrown 84.4 MPH
Four-Seamer
9.4% Thrown 96.1 MPH

Thrown slightly more often than his two-seam, Hunter’s cutter was not as effective as it usually is. Despite a 40% chase rate, batters still were able to make contact. Hunter let up three home runs, which were his first allowed with this pitch since 2014.

At 96 mph, Hunter has a hard two-seamer. It has consistently been one of his better pitches and kept its success last year. He pounded the zone producing a 67% ground-ball rate.

Hunter’s curve is his main breaking pitch. It took a step back in performance last season, seeing a significant increase in average and ISO against. However, Hunter got more swinging strikes and got hitters to chase pitches out of the zone at over a 50% rate.

Hunter did not throw his four-seam as often last season. He saw significantly more contact especially out of the zone. This resulted in more hits against. He may want to keep this pitch as a last resort.

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