Sherriff’s sinker gained some arm-side run in 2018, but was completely ineffective with a .412 batting average against. The zone rate has improved which is the reason fewer swings and misses were generated. Sherriff should develop a third pitch to improve the sinker’s effectiveness.
Sheriff’s slider was effective in 2018 with a .143 batting average against. The pitch had a low zone rate and did not generate many swings and misses. The lack of late break of the pitch has aided in the increased contact.