On the surface, Coonrod’s fastball looked effective in his rookie venture, but an absurdly low .163 BABIP and a high walk rate suggest it’s not as stellar as advertised.
Coonrod’s changeup was a textbook neutral pitch in limited offerings in 2019. It’s difficult to tell in such a small sample size which direction the pitch will trend going forward.
Though his curve also benefited from batted ball luck, the peripherals support that it’s a decent offering. However, a SwStr% hovering around 6% is worrisome.