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Zach Davies: Zach Davies has thrown 8,096 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Change (80mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (86mph), Curve(76mph) and Slider (80mph).
His sinker has below average velo, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His change has below average velo and has slight armside fade. His cutter is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action, has good "rise" and has slightly below average velo. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves and has slightly below average velo. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 8 of them in 2019) comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement.
Mike's Note: Kyle Hendricks was sometimes referred to as a poor man's Greg Maddux, and Zach Davies might be a poor man's Kyle Hendricks. The comps are easy to draw as mid twenty something righties that don't throwing overpowering velocity with a plus changeup. Hendricks command and changeup are a touch better which explain the difference in results to date, but Davies has continually be under-estimated by many in Cubdom due to the lack of overwhelming stuff.