Tyler Skaggs

Age 29 SP
  • Born 07/13/1991
  • Bats L
  • Team: Los Angeles Angels
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
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2018
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
44.4% Thrown 91.6 MPH
Curveball
28.2% Thrown 74.7 MPH
Two-Seamer
13.9% Thrown 90.8 MPH
Changeup
13.5% Thrown 84.3 MPH

Skaggs’ four-seamer didn’t change too dramatically in 2018, sitting a tick under 92 mph with 9.3 inches of total movement. However, his career-high 10.7% swinging-strike rate helped lead to a 7.3 pVal. For Skaggs to build off his excellent 2018 season, his fastball will need to keep missing bats.

Skaggs’ curveball suffered from some bad luck in 2018, with a .398 BABIP leading to a -7.3 pVal. This is his top secondary pitch, and if he can generate a similar swinging-strike rate and a luckier BABIP, he could actually have even better results this season.

Like his four-seamer, Skaggs’ two-seam stayed basically the same, with slightly less arm-side movement. He didn’t have quite as much success, however, only generating a 6.4% swinging-strike rate and surrendering a .923 OPS. Might be better for the young left-hander to focus on the four-seamer going forward.

Skaggs’ changeup tumbled in 2017, but he had a nice bounceback with this pitch in 2018. He generated a 14.5% swinging-strike rate, his highest mark since 2013. This is his number two secondary behind his curveball, which makes him dangerous against both left and right-handers.

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