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Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.
Anthony DeSclafani: Anthony DeSclafani has thrown 8,669 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (90mph), also mixing in a Curve (84mph) and Sinker (95mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph).
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His slider is thrown extremely hard, has much less depth than expected and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve is thrown extremely hard, has little depth and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has well above average velo. His change is thrown extremely hard and is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.
Sean's Note: DeSclafani has pitched 9.2 innings against the Cubs and allowed three runs. He gives up a lot of homers, especially to lefties.
Final Thoughts: With Willson Contreras on the Injured List, the Cubs traded Mike Montgomery to the Royals for catcher Martin Maldonado. Alec Mills makes his first start in the majors this year in Cole Hamels spot in the rotation. Robel Garcia has been moved up to the 5th in the batting order as the Cubs try to take advantage of his power.