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Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.
Walker Buehler: Walker Buehler has thrown 2,951 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph), Curve (83mph), Cutter (94mph) and Sinker (97mph).
His fourseam fastball is blazing fast, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, sweeps across the zone, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His curve generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, has a sharp downward bite and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His cutter is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, has extreme cut action and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters. His sinker is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker.
Sean's Note: The fire-balling Buehler has struggled early in 2019 after a very good rookie campaign. Despite the 12 runs allowed in 18.1 innings, he has all the stuff you need. Almost half the runners who have reached base against him have scored, meaning his 5.40 ERA and 3.10 FIP are miles apart. So expect him to bounce back quickly from his rough start. Homers haven't been an issue, he has only allowed one his first four starts.