The changeup is Dominguez’s third and final pitch of his arsenal, and rarely gets much play. With just 22 thrown in 2019, he struggled to throw a changeup for strikes with just a 23% zone rate. The change is not likely going to be featured unless he can command it better going forward.
Dominguez is a fireballer who sits 97-98 mph with a heater he throws 61% of the time. He increased the arm-side run on his four-seamer, which helped increase the pitch’s already impressive swinging-strike rate against it. He was a bit unlucky in 2019 with a .342 BABIP and an 18.2% HR/FB%, so expect even better results in 2020.
Dominguez features a power slider as his only breaking pitch, which sits around 90 mph. Despite the elite velocity, Dominguez lost a significant number of whiffs on this pitch compared to 2018, dropping his strikeout rate by 15% against it. The slider is still a great offering for Dominguez as it induced a ton of ground balls and weak contact.