The big lefty knows how to use his fastball and is comfortable relying on it often. Not a big swing-and-miss pitch, hitters did next to nothing with Gohara’s fastball in 2018 when they got wood on it.
Gohara’s strikeout pitch is his slider and this thing a doozy. It’s got some horizontal-action on it for sure, but the depth on this pitch is unreal. He throws it often, as he should. Hitters did fairly well when they put it in play, but that was a major task in and of itself.
Gohara didn’t throw his changeup much in 2018, but in the eight times he threw it, he gave up a home run. He probably won’t throw it much going forward. instead it’ll be a pitch that’s there in the back of hitters’ minds for very rare occasions.