Ever wonder what what happens when former Saint Mary’s baseball player Kyle Barraclough throws a 95 mph fastball? Just where does his 83 mph slider go? Well for all the “Stat Heads” out there, fans can find out just about anything they’ve ever wanted to know about every single pitch Kyle Barraclough throws this season in the Major Leagues.
Barraclough, who returned to the Miami Marlins on April 14, can be searched on MLB’s StatCast database at https://baseballsavant.mlb.com. Analyses on pitch velocity, position, angle, break, hit angle, spray charts, and more, are all available on the website.
Here is one example of many charts that can be found on the website, Barraclough’s pitch chart this season:
Barraclough threw one no-hit, shutout inning in relief Wednesday at the Chicago Cubs, earning his 20th hold of the season. He ranks No. 8 in MLB (5th in the National League) in holds, awarded to a reliever who enters the game in a save situation and throws at least 1/3 of an inning without surrendering the lead and does not finish the game.