Ferguson only threw his changeup twice, so I wouldn’t expect it to be a big part of his repertoire moving forward.
Ferguson’s curveball hit the zone 39.3% of the time, but allowed a 30.4% LD%.
Ferguson’s fastball saw a bad combition of an increased BB% with a decreased K% to allow a .360 OBP.
Ferguson racked up a 6.3 pVal on his four-seamer over 156 thrown, and he challenged hitters often with it, pounding the zone 60.3% of the time. He also posted a nice 11.4% swinging-strike rate on the pitch—even if it can’t quite sustain its 30.5% strikeout rate from 2018.
The righty’s 12-6 curve functions as his main secondary and features quite a bit more drop than the average hook. While its swinging-strike rate looked the part at 11.2%, batters didn’t chase it outside the zone enough (28%).
The 22-year-old rarely went to this offspeed offering in ’18, tossing only 28. The swinging-strike and chase rates were in line with a strikeout pitch, but hitters tagged it for a .333 ISO nonetheless.