In 2019, starter Aaron Sanchez employed both a four-seam fastball and a two-seam fastball....

As expected, the Astros’ trade deadline acquisitions have had their pitch arsenals altered – The Crawfish Boxes

In 2019, starter Aaron Sanchez employed both a four-seam fastball and a two-seam fastball. In his final outing as a member of the Blue Jays, he used each pitch evenly. Six days later, the righty made his debut for the Astros following a deadline trade. Sanchez threw 48 fastballs during that start. All but two were four-seamers. It’s emblematic of the Astros’ notorious pitch tinkering under renowned pitching coach Brent Strom. Although an injury prematurely ended Sanchez’s 2019 not long after his Houston debut, he spearheaded a combined no-hitter in his first start, and the fairly extreme alterations in his …

 

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