A two pitch pitcher with a hard two-seam fastball and slider, Sadzeck threw his fastball just under 50% of the time. and limited hitters to just a .176 average. However, at times he struggled with control as he allowed a 20.9% BB% off the pitch which helped explain the .349 OBP. Despite the high numbers, Sadzeck’s control is trending in the right direction as his BB% in 2018 was 31.8%. Look to see if he can continue this trend in 2020.
Sadzeck threw his slider almost 52% of the time in 2019, obtaining a 18.5% K% and 39.5% GB%. A hard pitch with tight movement, his slider approaches 90 mph and has a SwStr% of just 8.7%. The pitch is almost a cutter in many ways, as the velocity and movement mirror alot of cutters around the league. Look to see if Sadzeck continues to be effective with the pitch in 2020.
Every time Sadzeck threw a four-seamer, he ended up being a Sad-Sack. CLOSE ENOUGH! Batters made contact on 83% of his fastballs, which tended to be bad, as he allowed a 168 wRC+ on the pitch. Fewer fastballs next year, Connor.
This was easily Sadzeck’s best pitch. He threw his slider for stellar results, getting swings and ground balls—two of the better outcomes. He should increase its usage in 2019 to become a possible breakout reliever.
Sadzeck sprinkled in two-seamers last year, though it looked more like an experimental pitch instead of a true complement to his hard four-seamer.
Sadzeck’s curveball was supposed to be a swing-and-miss pitch, as it only had a 41.2 zone percentage but only had batters swinging 10% of the time outside. That’s not great, but possibly with some better command he can get batters to chase.