shortsavage wrote:Bonderman has the stuff to be an ace. He actually pitched really well in the first half of last season (.252BA against and 3.99ERA before the All-Star break).
His weakness was the second time through the lineup. He did fine the first and third times; he just needs to be a shutdown pitcher in the 3rd and 4th innings.
Maybe he won't quite crack the top twenty starting pitchers, but I think it would be foolish to let him slide past you in the middle rounds of a draft. There's nothing better than snatching up the slightly above average player who could end up leading your team to a title.
I don't know, I actually remember him being pretty bad in the 1st inning most of the time.
From pitch 1-15 he had a .362 BAA(His season total was .271) and a 1.90 WHIP.
From pitch 16-30 he did do a lot better considering giving up hits since he had a .245 BAA and 1.35 WHIP but his ERA there was 8.23.
His numbers looked fine after that. He just seems to suck the first time through or at least in the first or second inning, he needs to be able to get that out of the way.