shoemaker

Matt Shoemaker’s splitter is fantastic. Both of his fastballs are pretty mediocre in terms of movement, probably actually below average, but he commands them well. There’s a huge influx of pitchers who are pitching backwards successfully by keeping their BB% low, and using a good breaker and change (or splitter) to keep their swing-and-miss percentage and corresponding strike-out rate above average.

Beyond simply having a great splitter/slider combination, Matt Shoemaker has one hell of a Just For Men beard.

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