With a 56.6% swing percentage and a 17% whiff rate, Voth’s changeup wasn’t his strikeout pitch. With just 7.9% usage, only two of his strikeouts came on the changeup. Used mainly when ahead in the count, Voth threw his changeup in the zone just 36% of the time in an attempt to induce wild swings on pitches out of the zone. He never threw the pitch in three-ball counts.
Voth was able to use his curveball very effectively in 2019 as his best secondary. It had a 20.9% swinging-strike rate and while it was in the zone less than 40% it got swings outside the zone 38.4% of the time.
Voth’s fastball was, by far, his most-thrown pitch at 60.2% usage. The 92.8 mph pitch was thrown inside the zone 57.7% of the time, generating a 9.2% swinging-strike rate and was responsible for 24 of Voth’s 44 strikeouts on the season. At the same time, the four-seam fastball gave up a .196 BAA and had just three home runs out of the 413 pitches thrown in 2019.
Voth’s slider was primarily thown down and in to left-handed batters and low and away to right-handed batters. Of the 77 sliders he threw, only seven were thrown on the inner half of the plate to RHBs (outer half to LHBs). When thrown in the strike zone, hitters swung 78.6% of the time, but managed to resist the temptation to offer at the slider (26.5% swing rate) when it was out of the zone. Unsurprisingly, the whiffs in the zone on the slider were significantly lower (31.8%) than the 61.5% of swings-and-misses outside of the box.
The fastball performed solidly for Voth at its high rate of usage, limiting opposing hitters to a .776 OPS.
Voth pumped the strike zone in his small sample of curveballs, throwing them there at a 43.8% rate.
Voth’s sample was limited to only 39 changeups. It did not do much to set itself apart in that usage, as it did not show outstanding stuff.