The sinkerballing submariner didn’t miss bats with his sinker in 2019, with a meager 5.3% whiff rate. Yikes. Perhaps that was due to his low velocity (82.3 mph), because it didn’t seem to matter where he threw the pitch, hitters were able to make contact. That’s bad news, considering he threw it nearly 67% of the time in 2019.
Rogers snapped off 85 curveballs across 24 PAs, and allowed just two singles while striking out 13. His curve was dominant in its small sample. The pitch averaged 72.8mph and batters whiffed 39% of the time. He should probaly throw it more often, considering he was able to drop it in the zone for strikes, too.