A good changeup here to get Shed Long, Rodgers only threw 13 all season. Three were put in play for an average exit velocity of 71 mph. That’s something, right?
This is a good-looking curve; I’d take it out to dinner for sure. Its average spin rate of 2876 would have been in the 95th percentile of pitchers who qualified. Rodgers, currently jobless, might be able to find work on the back of this pitch alone.
Rodgers’ fastball did not offer much in 2019. Put in play 11 times, it allowed 4 homers and yielded a ludicrous 1.267 SLG. Sheesh.
This pitch sure looks like it has potential. Diving out the zone like in this GIF and its elite spin rate (2820 RPM) helped it generate a 36.4% whiff rate.