davidmarver wrote:He's been changing speeds real well and spotting his pitches while he's been doing so; that's going to result in a lot of popups.
However, Bay's triple and flyout were both dangerously close to homeruns, so take Young's good outings with a grain of salt.
Young's k/bb/hr numbers suggest an era around 4.71 and a whip around 1.399. He's been lucky so far to post the numbers that he's posted. I don't think he's as bad of a pitcher in the k/bb/hr areas as he's shown so far this year but he's certainly not been good so far...his k/9 is down around 7 which is good but not great. His k/bb is around 2 which again is decent but nothing to write home about. And his hr/9 is a terrible 1.5'ish.
On the bizarre is his home/away splits. He's a freakin' fly ball pitcher in PETCO and yet the numbers don't reflect that:
Home: 4.81era, 1.28whip, 2.14hr/9
Away: 2.21era, 0.91whip, 1.11hr/9
That's the bad home/away news. It gets weirder:
Home: 8.29 k/9, 2.94 bb/9, 2.82 k/bb
Away: 5.98 k/9, 3.10 bb/9, 1.93 k/bb
So what we have is a guy that's pitching great in Petco other than giving up a ton of home runs and who pitches like a #4 or #5 pitcher on the road except that he manages to keep the ball in the park and get insanely lucky with his results. All of this adds up to a your guess is as good as mine situation about where things go from here. One thing is certain though - with a 27.9% ground ball percentage Young is going to give up a LOT of home runs.