Game Post 8/6
today at 4:06 pm
Series preview is here.
Thursday: 6:07 PM CT FOX/670AM
Lineups and Bullpen Usage via Baseball Press.
Scouting Report from Brooks Baseball.
Brad Keller: Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2020, Brad Keller threw 4,941 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2018 and 2019, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2019, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), Slider (85mph) and Sinker (93mph). He also rarely threw a Change (89mph).
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. His slider has exceptional depth, has short glove-side cut and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ sliders. His sinker has surprisingly little armside run, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ sinkers and has slightly above average velo. His change is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers’ changeups, has surprising cut action and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ changeups.
Sean’s note: Keller has not started yet in 2020 after testing positive for COVID-19. He made 28 starts in 2019 with an ERA just over 4. Left handed and right handed hitters fared about equally against him.