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October 22, 2021 Morning Edition: Cubs News Roundup

This is your Cubs Stats, News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of October 22, 2021.

A Look at Cubs Pitchers’ Velocity Metrics

Brad Wieck

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 92.6 miles per hour. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Changeup because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. His Four Seam Fastball has an above average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is helpful in the art of pitching. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 85.1 miles per hour.

Adrian Sampson

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 91.9 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Adrian Sampson wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 6.4. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He throws a softer slider than the average pitcher, his slider velocity is only 84.1 miles per hour.

Keegan Thompson

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 93.9 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Keegan Thompson wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 7.1. His Four Seam Fastball has a below average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is not very good as hitters looking for a Fastball could find a way to still make good timed contact with his Curveball given the lack of velocity difference. It is only a 11.4 MPH difference. He does not feature a slider or he does not throw it enough to qualify.

Scott Effross

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 90.7 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Scott Effross wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 7.7. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He throws a softer slider than the average pitcher, his slider velocity is only 80.5 miles per hour.

Justin Steele

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 93.1 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Justin Steele wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 5.5. His Four Seam Fastball has a below average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is not very good as hitters looking for a Fastball could find a way to still make good timed contact with his Curveball given the lack of velocity difference. It is only a 13.8 MPH difference. He throws a softer slider than the average pitcher, his slider velocity is only 83.1 miles per hour.

Adam Morgan

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 92.6 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Adam Morgan wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 7.4. His Four Seam Fastball has a below average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is not very good as hitters looking for a Fastball could find a way to still make good timed contact with his Curveball given the lack of velocity difference. It is only a 13.6 MPH difference. He throws a softer slider than the average pitcher, his slider velocity is only 82.6 miles per hour.

Codi Heuer

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 95.9 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup in terms of velocity is 8.6. This is rather average for a MLB pitcher. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 87.3 miles per hour.

Rowan Wick

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 94.7 miles per hour. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Changeup because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. His Four Seam Fastball has an above average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is helpful in the art of pitching. He throws a softer slider than the average pitcher, his slider velocity is only 82.9 miles per hour.

Adbert Alzolay

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 93.9 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup in terms of velocity is 8.3. This is rather average for a MLB pitcher. His Four Seam Fastball has a below average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is not very good as hitters looking for a Fastball could find a way to still make good timed contact with his Curveball given the lack of velocity difference. It is only a 11.9 MPH difference. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 86.4 miles per hour.

Kyle Hendricks

He is not a hard thrower at all, he is one of the softest throwers in Major League Baseball and he averages 87.3 miles per hour on his Fastball. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Kyle Hendricks wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 7.2. His Four Seam Fastball has a below average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is not very good as hitters looking for a Fastball could find a way to still make good timed contact with his Curveball given the lack of velocity difference. It is only a 14.1 MPH difference. He does not feature a slider or he does not throw it enough to qualify.

Now onto the News, Rumors, and Commentary…

“The fit between Trevor Story, Chicago Cubs isn’t as clear-cut as with others Given the concerns over his defensive abilities and his rather drastic home-road splits in his career, Story would be one of the last guys I’m building around (mostly because I think teams will pay him for his Coors production and that’s not what you’re going to get outside Denver). Reports suggest Javier Baez and the Mets might get together on a long-term deal early this offseason and the Cubs are doing their due diligence on the loaded class of free agent shortstops. Next: Cubs viewed as ‘wild card’ in loaded free agent class Want your voice heard? Join the Cubbies Crib team! Write for us! Throw in the fact he’s undoubtedly going to be tied to draft pick compensation due to the qualifying offer Colorado’s going to send his way and it becomes even more difficult to see the Cubs wanting to add the two-time All-Star. The Cubs have two shortstops among their top 10 prospects (No.”

Above is the summary of: Cubs Rumors: Chicago is a ‘likely suitor’ for shortstop Trevor Story… tap or click to check out the full article.

“So all of today’s articles were published before the Dodgers beat the Braves to get the best-of-seven series down to a three-games-to-two lead for the Braves. Jay Jaffe writes that the Mookie Betts trade (in which the Red Sox got Alex Verdugo) looms large over both Championship Series. req.) Daniel Kramer writes that while Red Sox outfielder Kiké Hernández was originally reluctant to move to the outfield, he now embraces the position and has turned himself into one of the best center fielders in the game. But unlike last season when the Dodgers overcame a three-games-to-one deficit in the NLCS, this time LA will have to finish the job in Atlanta.”

Above is the summary of: Outside the Confines: The show goes on… tap or click to check out the full article.



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