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Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.
Miles Mikolas: Miles Mikolas has thrown 7,451 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 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 (94mph), Sinker (94mph), Slider (87mph) and Curve (79mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His sinker generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slightly above average velo. His slider is much harder than usual. His curve has an exceptional bite and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His change generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it.
Sean's Note: Mikolas has had a down year from his strong 2018 season. He has allowed ten more homers this season in 26 fewer innings pitched. He strikes out a below average number of batters and he has excellent control. The percentage of hard contact against him is up 9% from last year. He has given up just four runs in 16.1 innings pitched against the Cubs in 2019.
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