Matt Wisler

Age 28
  • Born 09/11/1992
  • Bats R
  • Team: Minnesota Twins
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
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2018
2019
Curveball
0.3% Thrown 75.3 MPH 33.3 CSW%
Four-Seamer
29.2% Thrown 92.8 MPH 19.4 CSW%
Slider
70.5% Thrown 83.5 MPH 37.5 CSW%

Just three curveballs on the ledger this past season for Wisler, and just 17 in 2018 (2.8% usage). A slow, looping type of curveball at 74 mph is not an appreciable part of his arsenal.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Ryan Amore

Wisler’s four-seam fastball features below-average spin (28th percentile) and sits just under 93 mph. This past year, it returned an uninspiring, to put it nicely, 2.8% swinging-strike rate (12.9% whiffs). As far as fastballs go, it’s not a particularly exciting one. In a similar fashion, his sinker isn’t a bat-misser (6.7% swinging-strike rate) and was rocked to the tune of a .528 wOBA (.383 xwOBA).

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Ryan Amore

Wisler upped his slider usage just a bit last year. From 47% to … 70%. Whoa, hello! And that was across a decent 51.1 IP sample. The slider was phenomenal in 2019, as he could throw it for strikes at will (44.7% zone rate), getting chases with it (42.8%), and swings-and-misses (20% swinging-strike rate, 40.8% whiffs). It’s awfully hard to imagine what Wisler would have done without it.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Ryan Amore
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
50.3% Thrown 92.2 MPH
Slider
46.8% Thrown 81.8 MPH
Curveball
3.0% Thrown 76.6 MPH

Wisler is essentially a two-pitch pitcher with an ineffective fastball. He leaves it up on a tee for hitters as they have an enormous .650 slugging against it.

On the other side of the coin, Wisler’s go-to pitch is his slider. Hitters cannot lay off of it nor can they make contact leaving them with an abysmal .176 batting average against and a 20% whiff rate.

A pitch Wisler rarely throws, his curve may be more of a slowed down version of his slider than an entirely separate pitch. He stopped throwing it once he joined the Reds in 2018.

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