Graveman only threw 34.1 innings in 2018. He cut down on his sinker usage to 55.9% in 2018 (66.3% in 2017). The pitch had a low whiff rate of 15.8% typical of most sinkers. It was hit pretty hard by opposing hitters allowing a .380 wOBA (6 home runs) and a .299 batting average.
It’s not saying a whole lot, but the changeup was Graveman’s best pitch by whiff rate at 34.7%. It had a 18.1% swinging-K rate and a good 43.9% chase rate. He used the change a little more in 2018 too at 15% (10.7% in 2017).
The cutter had a 20% whiff rate and was crushed by opposing hitters for a .579 wOBA and .438 batting average. It had similarly bad batted-ball results in 2017 with a .417 wOBA and .316 batting average allowed.
Graveman’s slider had a pretty uninspiring whiff rate at 8.7% (down from 30.8% in 2017). He also threw it a little more in 2018 (12.9% across 34.1 innings opposed to 5.6% in 2017). It had above-average drop (47 inches) and horizontal movement (11 inches).