Font’s primary breaking pitch, a curveball of the 12-6 variety, averaged 76.4 mph. He showed good control of the pitch with a stellar 47.4% zone rate. It also showed very respectable swing-and-miss ability with a 12.5% swinging-strike rate and a 32.1% whiff rate, while holding opposing batters to a .217 batting average and .307 wOBA.
Font’s four-seamer showed above-average velocity, sitting at 94.4 mph while topping out at 98.2 mph. It also showed above-average spin (70th percentile) and strong bat-missing ability with a 12% swinging-strike rate (25.8% whiff rate).
Font didn’t feature his splitter much at just 9.3% usage, similar to last season at 8.2%. Averaging 84.7 mph, it showed good velocity differential from his fastball (94.4 mph). It also showed below-average drop and wasn’t great at getting hitters to swing out of the zone (27.3% chase rate). In all, it returned a fairly modest 28.1% whiff rate (12.2% swinging-strike rate).
Font used the slider noticeably more against right-handed batters. He showed good control of the pitch with a 45.9% zone rate. But as far as sliders go, it wasn’t a great chase pitch (29.3%) or swing-and-miss pitch (12.2% swinging-strike rate).