Dugger did not throw his changeup often this year, which may not be surprising, as both its vertical and horizontal movements were below league average (7 and 5 inches, respectively). He gave up a single in three at-bats with the pitch, along with one strikeout.
Dugger held batters to a respectable .278 BAA with his curveball, but one of the five hits he gave up went for a home run. He did not get many strikeouts with the pitch (two in 21 plate appearances), but was able to not walk anyone.
Dugger’s fastball was his most-used pitch in 2019, but struggled with it, allowing three home-runs in 51 plate appearances, along with eight walks. He was not extremely prone to issuing bases on balls in previous years in the minors, so this may be an outlier year with it being his first in the bigs.
The slider is Dugger’s best pitch, and it showed this year, as he held batters to a .206 average in 34 at-bats and only two walks. It was the pitch that accumulated the most strikeouts in his arsenal (nine), thanks to its whiff rate of 39%.