biju wrote:Well, looking strictly at his stats his big problem is control. He's giving up far too many walks and combined with the slightly elevated BABIP is making his ERA go through the roof. Add to this that he's not dominating hitters at the rate he was last year.
If he starts striking out more hitters and stops walking people he'll bounce back nicely. I think he may be a pretty good candidate to buy low.
Then again, if he doesn't correct the walks he's going to be a very mediocre pitcher with a good strikeout rate.
One or two more starts like he's had this season and he won't be a buy low, he'll be a pick up off the wire for free. I have some real concerns over his ability to bounce back since control has been something he's struggled with his whole career. Without the Ks he isn't worth the WHIPing you take starting him.