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Lineups and Bullpen Usage via Baseball Press.
Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.
Bryse Wilson: Bryse Wilson has thrown 221 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2018 and 2019, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph).
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His change has an obvious armside fade, dives down out of the zone, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ changeups and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ changeups. His slider is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers’ sliders, has exceptional depth, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers’ sliders and has below average velo.
Sean’s Note: Wilson has pitched 11.1 innings in the majors the last two seasons. They have not gone well, with nine runs allowed and ten walks. The hard-throwing 21 year old has a 3.49 ERA in AAA this year. He gives up more line drives and fly balls than grounders.
Final Thoughts: Craig Kimbrel has arrived, Tony Barnette was shipped to AAA to make room. Carlos González and Daniel Descalso get starts in what is a very weak bottom of the Cubs order. Tyler Chatwood gets another spot start, but wont have Adbert Alzolay to back him up.