He also brings a solid change up and curveball to the table. But perhaps the biggest thing for Antone in 2019 was the development of his slider once he reached Triple-A. The pitch was a key to his rise in his strikeout rate. Over his last two starts in Triple-A during 2019 he struck out 19 batters and walked just one.He made his major league debut for the Cincinnati Reds on July 27, 2020, giving up 1 run in 4.1 innings of work against the Chicago Cubs. He competed his rookie season with a 2.80 ERA and 45 Strikeouts in 35 Innings. He was an integral part of the Reds success down the stretch of the 2020 season.
Antone was merciless against opposing hitters. The right-hander came right at batters early and often, essentially daring them to take a swing. When it came to soft contact, Antone was one of the best on the team.
According to FanGraphs, his 25.6% soft contact was better than both Sonny Gray and Trevor Bauer. Antone's strikeout-rate was quite impressive as well. Owning a K-rate of 31.9%, Antone bested both Luis Castillo (30.5%) and Tyler Mahle (29.9%) in that category and was off the pace set by Bauer (36.0%), who is one of the best pitchers in the game.In 2021, Antone was the Reds best reliever. The right-hander made 23 relief appearances while battling injuries, and he posted a 2.14 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with three saves and eight holds in 33.2 innings. He also struck out 42! The featured size 11.5 red, white and black custom Nike Alpha Huarache Elite Baseball Cleats were game worn by Tejay Antone in 2020, his rookie season as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. Antone completed his rookie season with a 2.80 ERA and 45 Strikeouts in 35 Innings.
The dominant reliever has signed the Cleats and added his number "70" and has also added "2020 Game Worn Rookie Year Captain Hook" to the right cleat in black. The inside size label features a Cincinnati Reds player issued "70" label. The right cleat is embroidered with "TEJAY"on the mid foot strap while the left cleat features "ANTONE" in red letters.The Cleats show good use! The Cleats were obtained directly from Tejay Antone! This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Other MLB Game Used Mem". The seller is "bigdawgpossessions" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.