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Scouting Report: Tyler Chatwood

Tyler Chatwood is pitching against the Mets today and since he's a rookie from the American League, I thought it would be enlightening to look into him a little bit.

The Basics:

He is 21 years old, throws right handed, is 6'0 and 185 pounds.  

Season Team W L SV G GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BABIP LOB% GB% HR/FB ERA FIP xFIP WAR





































2011 Angels 3 4 0 13 13 75.0 4.68 4.56 0.72 .304 72.3 % 43.5 % 7.3 % 4.20 4.59 4.80 0.4

The Overview:

As you can see from the chart, Tyler Chatwood does not strike too many guys out and walks a few too many. Though his ERA is 4.20, the Defensive Independant metrics are a little harder on him, the worst being his tERA at 5.38.  His components are awful.  To put is simply, Chatwood has been getting lucky.

The Repertoire

Pitch

Thrown %

Velocity (MPH)

Strike %

Whiff %

Fastball-4S

58

92-95

61.2

3.9

Fastball-2S

16

91-94

61.3

4.3

Curveball

18

78-81

55.6

7

Changeup

8

80-84

48.4

6.3

Chatwood is a hard thrower.  That's it.  His Whiff Rate is putrid.  He has a very hard time inducing swinging strikes. He is extremely hittable.  He only throws his Changeups to left handed batters.  

The Control

This is the area where you can really tell Chatwood needs some more minor league seasoning.  He has a hard time locating his 4-Seamer in the strike zone.  His other pitches end up in the direction which they naturally break towards, in other words, his 11-5 Curveball ends up low and in to left handed hitters more often than not.  So too, his 2-Seam Fastball and Changeup end up outside to left handed batters.

Pitch

Location to RHB

Location to LHB

Fastball-4S

Erratic (Low and Away)

Erratic (Low and Away)

Fastball-2S

Inside

Outside

Curveball

Low and Away

Low and In

Changeup

--------------------------------------

Outside

The Conclusion

Velocity: Plus

Movement: Poor

Command: Poor

Control: Poor

 

Data From: FanGraphs and Texas Leaguer

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