gws226 wrote:He's had a real tough schedule from start of June til now
@COL, BAL, @BOS, STL, @CLE, HOU, SF Era jumped from 2.97 to 3.95 during that span.
As long as his schedule doesn't involve him facing top teams + teams on hot streaks every outing the rest of the way he should put up a decent numbers.
I couldnt have said it better myself. Add to that that he was traded for by me JUST before that stretch and you have to be willing to give him some lee way to implode.
That said, i am still quite happy to have gotten him and consider him a very nice pitching sleeper for the 2nd half and even more so for keeper leagues. I consider him a poor mans Ben Sheets. First, they are the same age, though sheets has one more season in the majors and considerably more innings pitched. Secondly, he is not likely to get many wins because he is on a pretty bad team. Third, he averages close to a strikeout per inning which is HUGE for a starter. Lastly, He is in his 4th year of pitching. That is where Sheets seemed to 'get it' and make a MARKED improvement.
Just my opinion,