IllinoisBandit wrote:I think you guys might be wrong. He really hasn't had a single bad start where he looked hittable at all. He just had his worst start of the year and if my memory serves me correct he had a no-hitter through 4 and could have easily given up no runs at all if Votto didn't "Ole!" his way out of a groundball - which was somehow scored a hit by the home scorekeeper.
Those sabermetric stats are almost meaningless when solid contact is hardly ever made against a pitcher. It's not like he's getting lucky with line drives finding gloves - he literally goes whole games without a batter squaring the ball.
Good post Bandit. Having watched Volquez quite a bit this year, opponents just are not making good contact against Volquez. Volquez is filthy thats all you guys need to know. Flush the sabermetrics B.S. with this guy. This forum has been saying sell high on Volquez since April. The Cow has said, keep this guy he is legit since April. Lesson learned here is listen to The Cow.
The reason Volquez walks so many batters is the same reason batters can not hit him, the reason is the flat out filthy movement on his pitches. Volquez does not throw anything straight. Volquez is for real deal with it. Even the naysayers are saying 3.50 ERA, yeah so? Is 3.50 bad? A lot of the sell "highs" in April and May are looking like awful trades for the people who traded away Volquez.
Give Snakes his due!!!! Snakes deserves the fantasy expert icon!!! Go Snakes!!!!