Alex Claudio

Age 28 RP
  • Born 01/29/1992
  • Bats L
  • Team: Milwaukee Brewers
2019 Statistics
W-L
2-2
IP
62
ERA
4.06
WHIP
1.31
K
44
K%
16.6
2020 Prediction
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2018
2019
Changeup
35.9% Thrown 73.3 MPH 31.1 CSW%
Sinker
46.2% Thrown 85.6 MPH 26.8 CSW%
Slider
17.9% Thrown 76.5 MPH 30.3 CSW%

Claudio has better control with his sinker in the zone, but his changeup gets more whiffs. The soft tosser’s changeup routinely rates below hitting speed as it dives away from right-handers.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by TC Zencka

Claudio is on the extreme end of velocity distribution with an 86 mph sinker that clocks in as his power pitch. Very slight arm-side run helps keep Claudio’s sinker on the ground.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by TC Zencka

The Brewers’ side-arming lefty occasionally turns to a snap-cut slider usually kept low in the zone. Adding just a couple of ticks to his changeup, Claudio uses his slider interchangeably with his changeup against lefties, while only using it occasionally against right-handed hitters (6.9% usage rate vs. RHB).

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by TC Zencka
2018
2019
Sinker
51.9% Thrown 86.0 MPH
Changeup
36.5% Thrown 70.9 MPH
Slider
11.7% Thrown 75.7 MPH

Claudio threw his sinker often in 2018 at 51.88% of the time, and while it generated ground balls at an elite 69% rate, opposing hitters hit .364 and slugged .545 against it, which contributed to a -7.9 pVal.

Claudio’s best pitch, his changeup allowed just a .255 batting average against and hitters slugged just .296 against it, which contributed to a 7.0 pVal. It both misses bats and generates ground-ball contact with a 16.7% swinging-strike rate and a 54.5% ground-ball rate, respectively.

Despite some quality peripherals, including a 19.7% swinging-strike rate, a 53.9% contact rate against, and a 50% ground-ball rate, Claudio’s slider wasn’t an effective pitch. It allowed a .360 batting average against, and hitters slugged .600 against it in 2018. Overall, it was worth a -3.1 pVal, but a .533 BABIP suggests he could have been unlucky last year with it.

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