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Lineups and Bullpen Usage via Baseball Press.
Scouting Report from Brooks Baseball.
Erick Fedde: Erick Fedde has thrown 905 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 Sinker(95mph), also mixing in a Cutter (89mph), Splitter (88mph), Fourseam Fastball (94mph), Slider (82mph) and Curve (78mph).
His sinker has well above average velo, has less armside run than typical, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has some natural sinking action. His cutter has heavy sink, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has strong cutting action. His splitter is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' splitters, is much firmer than usual, has some natural sink to it, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' splitters and has slight armside fade. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slidergenerates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, has exceptional depth, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has short glove-side cut. His curve results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.
Sean's Note: Fedde has struggled in just 33 innings pitched in the majors in 2018. He is a ground ball pitcher although he has allowed a 25% home run rate in the small sample size. Right handers hit him better than left handed hitters despite Fedde being a righty.
Final Thoughts: The Cubs had a very rough day at the park on Saturday. The doubleheader sweep was the end of a miserable 26 hours of rain delays and postponed games. Guess what? It's raining again today and the game is highly in doubt. Stay tuned for updates.
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