Tyler Mahle

Age 25 SP
  • Born 09/29/1994
  • Bats R
  • Team: Cincinnati Reds
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
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2018
2019
Changeup
13.3% Thrown 87.2 MPH 24 CSW%
Curveball
23.2% Thrown 80.4 MPH 33.3 CSW%
Four-Seamer
56.8% Thrown 93.2 MPH 32.5 CSW%
Cutter
6.7% Thrown 89.9 MPH 19 CSW%

Mahle’s splitter was oh so close to being a money pitch, hitting the zone 39.8% of the time, while getting a 14.2% SwStr% and 48.3% O-Swing.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Mahle’s curveball found the zone 46.7% of the time and held opposing batters to a .196/.250/.393 triple slash. His curve did a stellar job of keeping the ball on the ground with a 50% ground-ball rate.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Mahle’s fastball hit the zone 58.6% of the time and got a 25.4 K% despite a 7.9 SwStr% and 23.2 O-swing%.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Mahle only threw his cutter 6.7% of the time and batters hit the pitch hard, combining a 32.1 LD% with a 33.3 HR/FB% to allow a .477 wOBA.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Rich Holman
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
68.2% Thrown 92.4 MPH
Slider
20.3% Thrown 83.3 MPH
Changeup
11.5% Thrown 83.4 MPH

Mahle throws his four-seamer at a wide variety of speeds with an average velocity of 92.5 mph nestled between a minimum velocity of 85.4 and a max velocity of 98.4 mph. With a pVal of -1.2, Mahle’s main pitch didn’t generate nearly enough whiffs (8.9 SwStr%) while walking far too many batters (11.6 BB%) and struggling with the long ball (18.8 HR/FB%), getting hit for a .273 BAA with a .185 ISO and a 127 wRC+.

While several of the peripheral stats for Mahle’s slider look solid (14.2 SwStr%, 39.1 O-swing%, 22.0 K-BB%), there are just as many that raise red flags (38.9 HR/FB%, .227 ISO, 37.0 LD%). Mahle is going to need to figure out how to keep this pitch in the yard and continue improving its swinging-strike rate if he wants it to become a real No. 2 pitch in 2019.

Mahle’s changeup was a complete disaster in 2018, putting together a rough -10.0 pVal over 241 pitches, perpetuated primarily through a -1.6 K-BB%. It also got hit for a .350 BAA with a .250 ISO and a 172 wRC+. If he ever wants this pitch to succeed, he is going to have to figure out a way to get more whiffs (8.3 SwStr%) without issuing so many free passes.

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