Brad Wieck

Age 28
  • Born 10/14/1991
  • Bats L
  • Team: Chicago Cubs
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
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2018
2019
Curveball
11.5% Thrown 74.9 MPH 38.4 CSW%
Four-Seamer
77.4% Thrown 93.7 MPH 28.8 CSW%
Slider
11.1% Thrown 84.2 MPH 22.9 CSW%

Once traded to the Cubs Wieck’s curveball became his primary secondary and that was more than likely the right call.

GIF made by NP. Blurb written by Jamie Sayer

Brad Wieck throws his 90.6 mph to 96.6 mph fastball a whopping 77.4% of the time. He threw it in the zone 53.9% of the time and had a 12.1% swinging-strike rate. Of his 49 strikeouts, 37 came on his fastball and his BAA was .198. Wieck was tagged for four home runs in just 20 hits his fastball allowed, but his contact was spread fairly evenly (30.2 LD%, 31.7 GB%, and 38.1% FB%).

GIF made by Andy Patton. Blurb written by Mark McElroy

The slider was Wieck’s most problematic pitch. He threw it about the same amount (11.1%) as he threw his curveball (11.5%) despite much poorer results, allowing hitters to slash .400/.438/1.267 against the slider. He gave up the same number of home runs on his slider as he did with his fastball, even though he threw the slider 420 fewer times. With just three strikeouts and seven whiffs (10%), it would be advisable to reduce its usage even more, especially considering that hitters had a .658 wOBA and a 326 WRC+ on it.

GIF made by Andy Patton. Blurb written by Mark McElroy
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
64.5% Thrown 92.0 MPH
Slider
32.3% Thrown 80.3 MPH
Changeup
3.2% Thrown 85.0 MPH

A .100 BABIP enabled Wieck’s fastball to allow just a .105 average.

Wieck’s slider flashed a 16.7% whiff rate in 2018, but that came in just 30 uses.

Wieck used his changeup only two times, drawing a swing and miss on one of those.

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