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Lineups and Bullpen Usage via Baseball Press.
Scouting Report from Brooks Baseball.
Carlos Carrasco: Carlos Carrasco has thrown 18,692 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2020, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2020, he has relied primarily on his Curve (84mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph) and Sinker (93mph).
His curve is thrown extremely hard, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, has little depth, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His change is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has surprising cut action, dives down out of the zone and is much firmer than usual. His slider has exceptional depth, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders. His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has some natural sinking action.
Sean's note: Very good to see Carrasco pitching after recovering from cancer last year. He strikes out over a batter an inning and has excellent control. Right and left handed hitters fare basically even against him.
Final Thoughts: Kyle Schwarber was a late scratch with a right knee bruise. Otherwise, the lineup is the same as it was in Tuesday's win. The bottom of the order continues to carry the offensive load.
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