Scott Barlow

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2019 Statistics
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2019
Changeup
0.2% Thrown 86.0 MPH 0 CSW%
Curveball
13.4% Thrown 77.2 MPH 35.4 CSW%
Four-Seamer
43.3% Thrown 94.1 MPH 28.8 CSW%
Slider
43.1% Thrown 83.8 MPH 35.2 CSW%

If you blinked while Barlow was on the mound, you probably missed watching the Royals’ bullpen arm throw his changeup. He turned to the pitch a mere three times in 2019, and with one of those offerings being torched for a home run (on top of a 100% contact rate), it’s probably understandable why Barlow’s change is a nearly nonexistent factor in his arsenal.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Erik van Rheenen

Bolstered by an excellent 47.6% chase rate and flashing a 20.7% swinging-strike rate, Barlow’s curveball sported near-Money Pitch credentials: It was only a 37.9% zone rate that kept the breaking ball on the outside looking in. Barlow turns to his curve often to polish batters off, posting a whopping 63.5% strikeout rate.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Erik van Rheenen

Barlow’s four-seamer sits around 94 mph, ranking in the 70th percentile for fastball velocity on Baseball Savant and hanging around with a just-above-average (56th percentile) spin rate. That average velocity is up from about 91 mph the season before, gaining a generous three ticks on the radar gun.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Erik van Rheenen

The slider is Barlow’s primary offspeed pitch, and like his curveball, sports some effective peripherals: A 17.3% swinging-strike rate, 38.4% chase rate, and 36.1% zone rate are all in range to hear the siren call of the Money Pitch. Barlow put up a 45.7% chase rate and 44.4% zone rate in 2018, so with his swinging-strike rate on the rise (up 3% from his debut season), there’s reason to believe he can find that guile and command again.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Erik van Rheenen
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