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Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.
Steven Brault: Steven Brault has thrown 4,248 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2016 and 2019, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph) and Sinker (91mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (72mph).
His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. His slider generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, has short glove-side cut and has some two-plane movement. His change has surprising cut action, dives down out of the zone, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and is slightly firmer than usual. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical and has some natural sinking action. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has sweeping glove-side movement, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves, has below average velo and has little depth.
Sean's Note: Brault started the season in the bullpen, but has been pressed into the rotation. He has actually been good as a starter with a 3.74 ERA in 53.1 innings. Right handers hit .284 off of him compared to .194 for left handed hitters. The Cubs tagged him for four runs in May in his only appearance against them.
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