Despite an elbow injury that prematurely ended his season, Morrow had his four-seamer in top form, topping out at 100 mph while producing a 9.9% whiff rate and 55.6% ground-ball rate. The pitch was dominant, holding opponents to a .184 average and .218 slugging and surrendering just one homer over 355 pitches thrown.
Morrow’s cutter had great drop and lateral movement in 2018. It allowed contact just 59.4% of the time with the help of an absurd 19.4% whiff rate. But when Morrow hung it, he really hung it. Batters who did managed contact produced a .538 slugging against the pitch with a 33.3% HR/FB rate.
Morrow’s slider had good drop and average lateral movement. This was the pitch he went to when he was ahead in the count–hitters chased it out of the zone 42.2% of the time and racked up a 22.7% whiff rate against it.