On Monday afternoon the Cincinnati Reds played at Salt River Fields against the Colorado Rockies. Salt River Fields is one of the few parks in the Cactus League that has the pitch tracking system turned on for the public (they’ve all got Trackman installed, but most are not turned on for public use). That gives us a taste as to what was going on more than just the bare statline. For the most part, the performance from the pitchers was strong as only one pitcher allowed any runs, while the group combined to strike out 12 batters.
One quick note before we jump into each pitchers breakdown, over the last two seasons the average swinging strike rate is 11.