Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds: Fernando Cruz and his splitter

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Fernando Cruz and his splitter

Cruz struck out all five batters he faced on Sunday.

Last 5 appearances: 5.1 IN, 1 H, 0 R, 13 K.

Opponents are 3 for 54 (.056) with 3 singles, 42 K vs his splitter this season. Overall, batters are hitting .163 against him.

Cruz has faced 100 batters and struck out 48 (48%)

The MLB average is 22.5% for pitchers.

He's 2nd among relievers to Mason Miller (53.6).

The best rate among SP this year is 33% (Tyler Glasnow, Jack Flaherty, Garrett Crochet).

For random comparison, here some of the best K% in a season for Cincinnati Reds pitchers:

52.5 Aroldis Chapman

38.5 Rob Dibble

32.6 Alexis Diaz

27.8 Randy Myers

26.5 Mario Soto

26.4 Norm Charlton

26.2 Jim Maloney

23.5 Don Gullett

22.1 Gary Nolan

21.0 Tom Seaver

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