I watched both of his games this year...cuz I picked him up!
It sure looked like he has trouble getting people out! You know, when a stud gets people in an 0-2 or 1-2. they usually get them to bounce out, or strike out rather quickly.
Billingsley on the other hand has trouble...he will miss his spots, they will foul off three fastballs and then maybe he walks them or they get a hit!
He can't finish the deal. I think that is a big problem.
It looked to me like his fastball was too flat to get a swinging out and his location with the other pitches is so bad that he can't pick at the corner....all of this leads to high pitch counts and early exits.
I think he has upside, but I don't think he can get it done this year. also his low K count is not good.
That is just what I have seen...I am thinking of dropping him for Sowers in my league.