Melville’s changeup had a small sample size, only thrown in 9 at bats, but gave up 3 hits including 1 home run. He doesn’t generate much vertical movement (6.5 inches under league average) which may explain why he does not throw it very often.
Tim’s curveball found itself in the same barely-used group as his changeup. Looking it its horizontal and vertical movements, it’s understandable why since in both cases it was much below league average. It was also his least accurate pitch with a ball% of 51%, the worst of all his pitches.
For the first time in his career, Melville’s fastball dropped under 90 mph with a drop of 5pts from his 2017 season which may be due to his elbow problems in the past (Tommy John surgery in 2012). Out of his two main pitches, this one was the one that gave him the most trouble and by a lot. It generated an average exit velocity of 94 mph and a wOBA of .511 (5 homeruns allowed in 41 at bats).
Not all is bad for Mr. Melville as his slider was not only his most used but also very efficient.