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MLB: Highest and Lowest Whiff% on Changeups in 2019 (Post All-Star Break) – Pitchers Edition

We’ve gone over which pitchers had the highest Whiff% on sliders and curveballs during the second half of 2019 over the past few days. Today we move to the offspeed, as we go over which pitchers generated the most whiffs on changeups last season after the All-Star Break.

Most Whiffs on Changeups Post AS Break 

Before we get into the Whiff% rates, let’s quickly go over which pitchers had the highest number of swings and misses off the changeup in the second half. Here’s the top five pitchers in that category:

# Team Player # of Whiffs 
1 Reds Luis Castillo 115
2 Red Sox Eduardo Rodriguez 92
3 Mets/Phillies Jason Vargas 87
4 White Sox Lucas Giolito 82
5 Mariners Tommy Milone 81

Highest Whiff% on Changeups

In order to qualify for these two lists, batters must have swung at least 50 times at a pitcher’s changeup during the second half of 2019. If you’ve missed any of our previous Analytics articles, scroll down to the bottom of this page to check out our previous entries.

Here are the top 10 pitchers who had the highest Whiff% rates on the changeup:

# Team Player Whiff%
1 White Sox Jimmy Cordero 50.0%
2 Angels Patrick Sandoval 49.6%
3 Cardinals John Gant 47.0%
4 Yankees Tommy Kahnle 45.4%
5 Reds Luis Castillo 45.1%
t-6 Nationals Max Scherzer 43.9%
t-6 Rockies Chi Chi Gonzalez 43.9%
8 Braves Mike Soroka 43.8%
9 Cubs Alec Mills 43.5%
10 Tigers Nick Ramirez 43.5%

 

Lowest Whiff% on Changeups

# Team Player Whiff%
1 Royals Glenn Sparkman 9.1%
2 Athletics Mike Fiers 10.8%
3 Mariners/D-Backs Mike Leake 12.9%
4 Indians Adam Plutko 13.9%
5 Mariners Yusei Kikuchi 15.8%
6 White Sox Ross Detwiler 16.9%
7 Phillies Zach Eflin 16.9%
8 Athletics Brett Anderson 17.6%
9 Pirates Trevor Williams 18.1%
10 Red Sox Rick Porcello 18.5%

 

MLB: HIGHEST AND LOWEST WHIFF% ON CURVEBALLS IN 2019 (POST ALL-STAR BREAK) – PITCHERS EDITION 

MLB: HIGHEST AND LOWEST WHIFF% ON SLIDERS IN 2019 (POST ALL-STAR BREAK) – PITCHERS EDITION

MLB: WHO HAD THE HIGHEST AND LOWEST WHIFF% IN SEPTEMBER 2019? 


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