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Scouting Report from Brooks Baseball.
Tyler Mahle: Tyler Mahle threw 377 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2017, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (77mph).
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His slider is a prototypical pitch with few remarkable qualities. His change is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, has an extreme amount of backspin and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2017) results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement.
Sean's Note: Mahle shut the Cubs down in April in six shutout innings, striking out seven. He has scuffled more lately including allowing four runs in 3.1 innings his last outing.
Final Thoughts: There isn't a typo, that Cubs lineup is correct. Kris Bryant gets a day off and the red-hot Ian Happ plays third. Happ of course has infield experience, but starting at third is a first in MLB. Interestingly, slumping Javy Baez does not get a day off and is in at shortstop. Yu Darvish had a short start off the DL due to cramps. He looked good in his four inning outing.