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Scouting Report from Brooks Baseball.
Sal Romano: Sal Romano has thrown 2,744 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2018, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), Slider (87mph) and Sinker (95mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (90mph).
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has an obvious tail and has slightly above average velo. His slider results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has primarily 12-6 movement and has some two-plane movement. His sinkerhas well above average velo, has less armside run than typical and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His change generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 14 of them in 2018) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly above average velo, has some natural sink and has strong cutting action.
Sean's Note: Romano has a bit more ground ball tendencies than his Reds teammates, he still allows an above average home run rate. The Cubs smoked Sal in May, scoring seven runs off of him in a 10-0 win.
Sean's Note: A lot of news happened this morning for the Cubs. First, Kris Bryant has a shoulder injury and won't play for a second consecutive game. Chicago says they won't put him on the disabled list, but aren't sure if he will play tomorrow. Tyler Chatwood's wife has gone into labor so Mike Montgomery moves up a day to start Sunday. Monday will need another starter since Lester won't move forward from Tuesday. Rob Zastryzny and Luke Farrell have been sent to Iowa and Cory Mazzoni and Justin Hancock are back up. Ian Happ gets a start at third for Bryant, so that should be interesting.
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