Well, he's basically like most of the other Pirates guys...locates his pitches and tries to keep the ball down. When he started a few years ago, he had a very nice ERA, but then he went down with arm problems. After a year off, he was back in the minors, and now he's back with the team.
I think he's a pretty good pitcher. Yeah, he's probably not going to go deep into games or strike out a ton of people. He can still get tagged sometimes, so he won't be a top fantasy guy...but looking at the ERA and WHIP numbers he can put up, he could help your ratios. As with all Pirates pitchers, don't expect many wins.
I have him on one team where I have a major injury problem, so I hope he keeps it up. The whole Pirates staff has been absoluely terrific the past 2-3 weeks.
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blog (updated 6/21 - Pirates walkout.)