Webb did a nice job locating the changeup in the bottom of the zone. Despite allowing a .286 batting average there were some encouraging signs in a limited sample as it notched a 36.8% zone rate, 41.9% chase rate, and 14.7% swinging K rate (30.9% whiffs). It also showed excellent drop.
Webb’s fastball averaged 93.2 mph and topped out at 95.3 mph. It also showed a well below-average spin (35th percentile) and returned a pretty bleak 4.9% swinging K rate.
Young gun Webb toyed hitters with his slider, his elite pitch, on debut in 2019. Hitters succumbed to a 42.5 K% and only hit 6 singles against Webb’s slider. It generates nice movement away with an above average 42.5 inches of vertical drop.