Jake Newberry

Age 25 RP
  • Born 11/19/1994
  • Bats R
  • Team: Kansas City Royals
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
Coming Soon
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2018
2019
Changeup
3.2% Thrown 87.4 MPH 12.5 CSW%
Four-Seamer
53.1% Thrown 93.8 MPH 27.6 CSW%
Slider
43.7% Thrown 83.6 MPH 30.8 CSW%

Newberry used the change reluctantly in 2019 at just 3%. It functioned as a show-me pitch to offer the hitter something different, but he only found the zone with two of his changeups. At 87 mph and little break, there’s not much to see here.

GIF made by Matt Wallach. Blurb written by Joe Drake

Newberry’s four-seamer was thrown 52% of the time and averaged 93.8 mph. Given that the pitch has average ride and little horizontal movement, it shouldn’t be surprising that it surrendered a wOBA over .500. He’d do better avoiding the heart of the plate more going forward (29%).

GIF made by Matt Wallach. Blurb written by Joe Drake

Newberry buries the slider for his out pitch. It averages 83.6 mph with above-average drop and average horizontal movement. Despite throwing it more than 40% of the time, the slider missed bats at a 44.5% clip and had a wOBA of .152.

GIF made by Matt Wallach. Blurb written by Joe Drake
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
54.7% Thrown 93.8 MPH
Slider
45.3% Thrown 83.5 MPH

Newberry threw his four-seamer just over 50% of the time and located it well, having a 62.3 Zone%, which doesn’t match up with the 17.5 BB% that came along with the pitch. It’ll be interesting to see if that regresses some to the mean in 2019.

Another pitch of Newberry’s where regression could be baked in. His slider managed a 15.4 SwStr% but only an 11.1 K%. Very small sample, but it also contained a 40 HR/FB%, so when batters connected with the slider, it went a long way.

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