2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Brandon Woodruff
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Brandon Woodruff and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher during the 2020 MLB season.
Representing one of the three Brewers starting pitcher darts last season, those who took a chance on Brandon Woodruff reaped the rewards. Woodruff went 11-3 with 143 strikeouts against 30 walks, a 3.62 ERA, 3.36 xFIP and 1.14 WHIP over 121.2 innings spanning 22 starts. Milwaukee went 18-4 in his starts with Woodruff notching ten quality outings in them.
Woodruff recorded a strikeout percentage of 29.0 with a 6.1-percent walk rate. His batted ball profile reveals a 23.4-percent line drive rate against with a 44.6-percent ground ball rate and 32.1 fly ball percentage. He only yielded a home run per fly ball percentage of 12.0, but with a hard-hit rate of 36.2-percent.
His arsenal features four pitches with a four-seam fastball and sinker among them. Here’s a look at his pitch plot from Statcast:
According to Fangraphs, Woodruff owned an 11.6-percent swinging strike rate, a 77.3-percent contact rate, 33.9 O-Swing percentage (swings and misses outside the strike zone) and...