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The sinker and changeup are pretty rare. Lackey seems to favor the slider against righties and the curve against lefties; the slider, which is typically in the mid 80s and can sometimes look like a cutter, looks like Lackey's best pitch and is the only one with a whiff rate above the league average. Here's how Lackey breaks down in each count:
Hitters will see a steady diet of four-seamers in all counts. The curve is thrown a lot, too; Lackey uses it both behind in the count and in strikeout situations.
Lackey still has pretty good control (3 walks per 9 last year compared to 2.7 for his career), but will need to rediscover his swing-and-miss stuff (K/9 and whiff rates hadn't been so low since 2002) to turn back into the pitcher he was with the Angels.