Tarik Skubal
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Skubal would be one of the game's best pitching prospects if we just scouted stats. Poor control caused him to fall in the 2018 draft as a redshirt junior out of Seattle University. He has always missed bats at an elite clip and logged 179 strikeouts in 122.2 innings in his first full season. He does it with a low-to-mid-90s fastball (touches 98) with late life that plays up due to a deceptive left-handed delivery. He doesn't consistently hit his spots, but Skubal's heater can be an unfair pitch regardless of where it is thrown (think Josh Hader), especially for minor leaguers. His middling secondaries play up as well because hitters are forced to gear up for the fastball. Sometimes he will break off a quality curveball or changeup, but they are inconsistent offerings. His injury history, command and secondaries point to a lights-out reliever role, but the Tigers will do their best to make him a starter. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Tigers in August of 2020.
Fans six in loss
PDetroit Tigers
September 27, 2020
Skubal (1-4) allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings Sunday to take the loss against the Royals.
ANALYSIS
Skubal served as the primary pitcher in the regular-season finale, and he began his outing with two scoreless innings. However, he gave up solo home runs to lead off the fourth and fifth innings, which gave the Royals a lead that the Tigers' offense couldn't overcome. The 23-year-old showed promise in his first taste of major-league action in 2020, posting a 5.63 ERA and 37:11 K:BB over 32 innings across eight starts.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
74
Last 10 Games
74
Last 5 Games
80
How many pitches does Tarik Skubal generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-48%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-48%
BAA vs LHP
2019
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2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .133 16 3 1 2 0 0 0
Since 2018vs Right .258 110 31 9 25 4 0 9
2020vs Left .133 16 3 1 2 0 0 0
2020vs Right .258 110 31 9 25 4 0 9
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-59%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-59%
ERA at Home
2019
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2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.27 0.64 11.0 1 1 0 8.2 0.0 1.6
Since 2018Away 7.88 1.81 16.0 0 2 0 11.8 5.6 2.8
2020Home 3.27 0.64 11.0 1 1 0 8.2 0.0 1.6
2020Away 7.88 1.81 16.0 0 2 0 11.8 5.6 2.8
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Tarik Skubal compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.36
 
K/9
10.4
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
2.5
 
Fastball
94.5 mph
 
ERA
5.63
 
WHIP
1.22
 
BABIP
.263
 
GB/FB
0.58
 
Left On Base
68.2%
 
Exit Velocity
80.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.8%
 
Spin Rate
2252 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.0%
 
Swinging Strike
12.7%
 
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Following opener Sunday
PDetroit Tigers
September 26, 2020
Skubal will pitch out of the bullpen following an opener Sunday against the Royals, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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No-decision Tuesday
PDetroit Tigers
September 22, 2020
Skubal didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's contest between the Tigers and the Twins. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while fanning six across 3.2 innings.
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Strikes out six in short start
PDetroit Tigers
September 22, 2020
Skubal allowed two runs on four hits across 3.2 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Twins. He walked two and struck out six.
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Strong in losing effort
PDetroit Tigers
September 16, 2020
Skubal (1-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and no walks while striking out eight across six innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Royals.
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Folds against Cards
PDetroit Tigers
September 10, 2020
Skubal (1-2) took the loss in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, surrendering six runs on three hits and four walks over two-plus innings. He struck out three.
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