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...