MLB: Tools! What is the repertoire of Josiah Gray and Edward Cabrera?

The rookie pitcher Josiah Gray it has nothing to do with pitchers Reds and Rckies aces, Sonny Gray and Jon Gray (in that order). Josiah moved directly into the rotation of the Washington Nationals after the Los Angeles Dodgers trade and immediately looked like an impact starter at just 23 years old.

The 6-foot-1 right-hander has a 2.86 ERA with 22 strikeouts and just five walks in four starts (22 innings) for Dave Martinez’s Nats.

In particular, his seven earned runs have come in home runs. Gray has averaged 94.6 mph on his four-seam fastball in the majors and throws the fastball about half the time. What other pitches does he handle?

His low 80s curveball is his best missed swing shot, generating fans on 56.1 percent of swings made against him. He’ll also work on a mid-80s slider and the occasional high-spin switch, but it’s notable that 30 of his 35 strikeouts between the two major league stops have come off the fastball or around the corner.

For its part, Edward cabreraThe 23-year-old, 1.96-meter tall, is the tougher pitcher of the two with a fastball that can hit triple digits and will typically sit around 93-97 mph with plenty of sinker life. What is the rest of your repertoire?

His controlled slider also gets positive ratings and he’s worked enough on a change for that tone to have above-average potential as well. Does not throw curve.

Cabrera experienced shoulder problems in 2020 that prevented him from making his debut last season, and a swollen nerve in his right bicep also got him off to a slow start in 2021.

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But lately he was showing off his dominant self, having struck out 40 batters in his last four starts (20 2/3 innings) at Triple-A Jacksonville. He has thrown at least 86 pitches in each of those outings, an indication that he is ready for a full workload in Wednesday’s arc.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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