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Lineups and Bullpen Usage via Baseball Press.
Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.
Adrian Houser: Adrian Houser has thrown 1,963 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2015 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (95mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph), Slider (88mph) and Change (86mph).
His sinker is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has some natural sinking action. His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slightly above average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His curve has an exceptional bite, has primarily 12-6 movement, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and is slightly harder than usual. His slider is thrown extremely hard, has less than expected depth and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change is slightly firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it.
Sean's Note: Houser moved from the bullpen to the rotation where he has been much better. He strikes out an above average 24.4% of opposing batters. His big weapon is his sinker, he has an impressive 54% ground ball rate. Lefties hit for a higher average and slugging against him than right handed hitters. Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber took him deep in a Cubs win in early August.