Santos flashed the super arm, as advertised, but also had amazing command and a solid slider to go with his fastball. He worked a perfect inning, throwing nine of 13 pitches for strikes and getting ahead of all three hitters. Santos established his fastball while working against Cleveland’s 8-9 hitters, Lou Marson and Michael Brantley, and then used his slider to get the leadoff man, Asdrubal Cabrera. His first eight pitches were fastballs — all clocked at 95-96 — and then he threw his slider four of the next five pitches, every time for a strike.
|Pitch Statistics (Velocity Histogram)|
|Pitch Type||Avg Speed||Max Speed||Avg H-Break||Avg V-Break||Count||Strikes / %||Swinging Strikes / %||Nibbleness||Time to Plate|
|FF (FourSeam Fastball)||95.41||96.2||-6.34||10.69||9||5 / 55.56%||2 / 22.22%||10.40||0.398|
|CH (Changeup)||85.23||86.1||-9.74||3.54||3||3 / 100.00%||1 / 33.33%||1.54||0.444|
|SL (Slider)||85.30||85.3||3.62||-2.34||1||1 / 100.00%||0 / 0.00%||2.85||0.448|
|Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.
Clicking individual pitch types will provide individual velocity histograms for each pitch.
Nibbleness is the arithmetic mean of the distance of each pitch, in inches, from the edge of a normalized strikezone. Lower indicates “more Nibbley”.