Bridwell lead the A.L in wins by a rookie last season with 10 wins. He also posted a 3.64 ERA and was by far the Angels best and most consistent pitcher last season. At age 25, he has the possibility of being a household name for the Angels for years to come.
He’s not going to wow you with his stuff. In 124.1 innings pitched last season, Bridwell struck out only 73 batters and averaged nine hits a game.
Instead, Bridwell leans on his four-seam fastball and his other repertoire of pitches such as his change-up and curve ball to keep batters guessing. This has allowed Bridwell to be successful and be that inning eater that the Angels lacked last season.
Hopefully, Bridwell will avoid a sophomore slump and improve upon an already impressive 2017 rookie campaign.