Employed almost exclusively at or below the bottom of the zone gainst LHB, the change was Dario’s 3rd pitch in 2019 at 14.6% usage. Its below average depth but good fade away from LHB netted Dario a .283 wOBA against and got a good number of chases (42.6% O-swing) but was often still reachable out of zone (80% O-contact) and therefore only got him a 10.5% whiff rate overall.
Agrazal’s primary (55.2%) pitch is a sinker with average drop but excellent armside run coming it at 91.1 mph, though he’ll also mix in a fourseamer with a touch less velocity and less sink but still good tail. The sinker is purely a pitch-to-contact effort (93.8% contact, 54.1% zone) and gets a modest 44.5% GB rate and allowed a .354 wOBA. The fourseamer is slightly better, though still below average, at getting whiffs (5.6%), but overall was the less effective pitch, allowing a .436 wOBA.
As what is effectively Dario’s sole secondary pitch used against RHB, the slider was reasonably effective getting swinging strikes (14.3%) and was an effective source of whiffs in the zone (44.7% zone, 76.7% Z-contact) but generated only a 31.7% chase rate. It shows a much more vertical plane than the typical slider and hitters were able to hit it hard when making contact, putting up a .596 SLG against.