The first of the two pitch relievers for the Orioles with the last name Scott, Tanner was much less effective with his fastball then he was with his slider. Hitters crushed it to a tune of .386/.557/.659 for a wRC+ of 230. Given the success of his slider, I wouldn’t be surprised to see his fastball usage go down while his slider usage climbs up.
Scott threw his slider over 42% of the time in 2019 and it is clear why he liked the pitch so much. Averaging 89 mph, the pitch was very effective in limiting hitters to a slash line of .182/.196/.273 and a wRC+ of just 31. Look for Scott to continue excelling with the pitch in 2020.
Scott’s fastball is the other side of the coin with is pitching. He can break 100 mph but struggles with it allowing a .226 ISO against.
An absolutely filthy breaking pitch, Scott’s slider induces a 29% whiff rate and over a 50% chase rate. Striking out almost 60% of batters, this pitch is one to fear.