The numbers show three ways Jeremy Jeffress has been a different pitcher this season

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The numbers show three ways Jeremy Jeffress has been a different pitcher this season
The numbers show three ways Jeremy Jeffress has been a different pitcher this season

PHOENIX – Since opening the season on the injured list with shoulder weakness, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress has been working to get closer to his all-star form of 2018. It has not been nearly as easy, as evidenced by the increase in his WHIP from 0.991 to 1.274. Jeffress' velocity was down considerably earlier in the season but it has slowly climbed toward his average velocity in '18, which was 95.3 mph. His current average is 93.6 mph, according to FanGraphs. But Jeffress has been a different pitcher in terms of fastball use vs. split-finger use. Last season, he threw his fastball 53% of the time and his splitter 16% of the time. This year, he has thrown his fastball 64% of the

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