Greene threw his changeup just five times, so I wouldn’t expect the pitch to be a major part of his repertoire in 2020.
Greene lost two mph on his sinker, but that didn’t effect its effectiveness at all. In fact, the 6.5 pVAL was the highest of Greene’s career, as was the 67.1% GB%. Greene threw his sinker lower in the zone and a multitude of groud balls was the result.
Greene’s cutter found the zone 57.7% of the time and sported a 15% SwStr%, which led to a 28% K% on the pitch. Greene benifited from the pitch’s .200 BABIP despite a career high 30.8% LD%.
Greene’s slider had a career-best 19.6% SwStr%, which led to a 40.7% K%. Unfortunately, batters crushed the pitch when he missed his spots, resulting in a 25% HR/FB rate and a 121 wRC+.
His primary offering, Greene threw the sinker 45.7% of the time. It allowed a wOBA of .350 but like you’d suspect out of most sinkers it was effective at keeping the ball on the ground with an average launch angle of 8.
At 81 mph, Greene’s slider has great velocity differential off his sinker at 94.2 mph. It was his primary strikeout pitch with a 35% whiff rate and allowed just a .235 wOBA.
Greene upped his cutter usage from 15.4% in 2017 to 24.2% in 2018. Similar to his four-seamer the results weren’t too good allowing a .363 wOBA and a poor -3.9 pVal.
Greene threw his four-seamer just over 5.1% of the time which is similar to 2017 (4.5%). While it got a fair amount of whiffs (25%) it was hit very hard to the tune of a .405 wOBA and .333 batting average allowed. Overall, it registered a well-below-average -4.2 pVal.