*Bad in this case is a 4.50 ERA or higher^ in 2019
^Except for one guy, who had a 4.49
Yesterday I looked at some quality four-seamers, sliders, and cutters coming from these so-called “bad” pitches – again, we’re talking about bad in the fantasy realm as most leagues won’t have major use for someone with an ERA north of 4.50 – and today we’re looking at changeups, curveballs, and splitters.
Lg. average: .653 OPS, 22% K, 17% SwStr, 38% Chase
Daniel Norris, DET | .532 OPS, 31% K, 20% SwStr, 42% Chase
Here’s our guy with the 4.49 ERA, by the way. Norris also had a solid slider, but like so many guys I covered yesterday, his fastball held him back. He allowed a 1.024 OPS with his heat including 19 of his 25 home runs. Homers have been a career-long issue for Norris, too, but especially the last two years with a 1.6 HR/9 in both seasons.