The changeup was a good weapon for Fillmyer as it returned a very respectable 16.1% swinging K rate (35.1% whiffs). When it was hit, though, it was hit hard allowing an xwOBA of .373 to opposing hitters.
Fillmyer’s secondary breaking pitch, he threw the curveball just 9.7% of the time. It was not good in the least bit returning a 2.3 % swinging K rate and just a 24.1% chase rate. Poor command of the pitch led to it being crushed to the tune of a .472 wOBA (.393 xwOBA).
Fillmyer’s fastball sat at 92 mph. Poor location in the middle of the zone combined with below-average velocity caused it to be hit hard allowing an xwOBA of .386 to opposing batters.
His primary breaking pitch, the slider returned a pretty underwhelming 7.9% swinging K rate. While it had a very good 43.8% zone rate it coaxed just a 28% chase rate and surrendered a .418 xwOBA to opposing hitters.
Fillmyer’s 93 mph four-seamer graded out as an average pitch in 2018. He walked more than he struck out and allowed a .170 ISO and 18% HR/FB rate. Fillmyer was able to limit hard contact, generating a 40% ground-ball rate and inducing a 33% infield fly-ball rate.
The 84 mph slider Fillmyer threw was his second-best pitch in 2018. He generated a 28% K rate and a 15% swinging-strike rate with the offering while also inducing a 51% ground-ball rate.
Fillmyer’s changeup was his best pitch in 2018. He generated a 20% K rate and a 15% swinging-strike rate on this 85 mph offering. He also induced a 62% ground-ball rate and a .113 ISO because he was able to limit hard contact.
This 79 mph curveball was slightly below average for Fillmyer in 2018. He didn’t walk a batter with the curve and allowed a .091 ISO, but he did allow 10 hits in only 34 at-bats—mostly because batters were able to make too much contact on this offering.
Fillmyer threw 56 sinkers in 2018, and it was a below-average pitch for him. He did not strike out a batter with it and allowed a high .385 ISO while only generating a 39% ground-ball rate.