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Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.
Antonio Senzatela: Antonio Senzatela has thrown 5,122 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2016 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph), Curve (79mph) and Change (86mph).
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has less armside movement than typical and has essentially average velo. His slider has some two-plane movement. His change is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, has surprising cut action, is slightly firmer than usual and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His curvehas little depth and has primarily 12-6 movement.
Mike's Note: Senzatela's numbers for the season look pretty bad with an ERA nearing 5, but really it was two disaster outings that account for most of the bloated numbers. Senzatela has made three starts since giving up 8 runs to the Pirates in 3.1 innings. Since then it has been three quality starts with a 2.00 ERA. Even in this good stretch, Senzatela has been very hittable and a bit wild. This should be a game the Cubs bats enjoy.