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Postby mrbill » Mon May 28, 2007 2:38 pm

1 walk and 12 Ks through his last two starts, against quite poor offenses though. He apparently was told by Edmonds to slow down during the Pitt start and it helped him out, but I can't find much to confirm he's actually better.

I need another starter and he is one of the few I'm looking at, since I remember him being unhittable in spring training. Anyone have more insight on him?
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Postby jswede » Mon May 28, 2007 2:42 pm

one game with control does not even get him a look from my team. Before this last game, his WHIPs in his previous 5 games were:


He's got a 1.79 on the season and yet it was Reyes, with his 1.35 WHIP, that got sent down. (I think that may have to do with preserving Reyes' confidence as a starter though - with Wainwright, they can move him back to the 'pen if he completely loses it)
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Postby Chrisy Moltisanti » Mon May 28, 2007 3:03 pm

I was just making the same post :-)

.387 babip

.137 iso

0.64 HR/9

.628 DER, a bad defensive efficiency ratio

4.09 FIP

Strand rate slightly below average

I think he's on the way up.
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Postby Shock6822 » Mon May 28, 2007 3:09 pm

Dropped him for Chad Gaudin, and couldn't be happier. Even with a low number of walks (which isn't the case half the time), the guy is still giving up WAY too many hits, so there's gotta be something he's doing...leaving things up in the zone, whatever. Either way, good riddance.
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Postby visgc » Tue May 29, 2007 11:38 am

I wasn't able to watch his start against WAS, but I thought his start against PITT was very encouraging. It looked like he has found his curve again. This is by far his best pitch, but this season it has been rolling and out of the zone. Hitters were just taking the pitch, getting in hitters counts, and sitting on fastballs. As of the PITT game, his fastball was down to 87-90 from 90-92 last year. Also, the hit totals in the PITT game are a little misleading, a lot of grounders through the hole, bloopers, and a broken bat base hit. In fact, I don't remember an extra basehit in that game. I think another positive sign is his Ks. He has had 6 in each of his last two starts and had only 7 Ks total in the 4 starts before that. Oh, and run support is starting to pick up for all cards pitchers.

I actually still own him in a couple of deeper leagues, but I'm a homer with AW. He might be worth a spot start against HOU on the 1st, but I'd wait for a little more consistency and against better competition before cementing him on the roster.
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Postby MotorCityKitties » Tue May 29, 2007 5:13 pm

I was very excited about this guy coming into the year and he was a colossal disappointment. It will take more than 2 decent starts for me to consider him again.
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