Game Post 8/1
Saturday at 5:32 pm
Series preview is here.
Saturday: 7:15 PM CT on Marquee SN/670AM
Lineups and Bullpen Usage via Baseball Press.
Scouting Reports from Brooks Baseball.
itch Keller: Mitch Keller has thrown 878 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2020, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2020, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph) and Slider (85mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).
His fourseam fastball generates fewer 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 slider is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers’ sliders. His curve has an exceptional bite, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers’ curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ curves and has slightly below average velo. His change is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers’ changeups, is much firmer than usual and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ changeups.
Sean’s note: Keller made his major league debut late last year and took some lumps. The Cubs had mixed success against him in two starts; scoring 6 off him one start and just a lone run the other.