I have not been following this guy closely at all, but his statline is a mess and he keeps getting beat up. What gives? Is there an explanation and can he be expected to turn it around, or is there a real underlying problem?
It's supposedly a mental problem, not physical. I don't have any links, because I can't remember who said it - I think it was his pitching coach. This is as cheap as you're going to get him. Toronto aren't much chop (his next opponent), if you need a start he's worth a try.
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in his last outing he walked 6 guys, 5 of which were on 3-2 counts..this has been a trend in most of his games..he is nibbling, nibbling and paying the price for it..seems to be a mental problem as his velocity is fine
Nobody has really answered the question.....I guess I was wondering the same thing. He's available in my league and nearly struck out 200 guys last year. Should I stash him on my bench until he turns it around?
I actually used a waiver on him earlier in the year only to dump him after a string of bad starts on my bench. I've read some quotes from him that suggest it's a mental thing and that he's been pretty frustrated. After seeing how long it took Ollie Perez to stop being terrible, I think I'm gonna let Snell figure it out either on waivers or someone else's team.
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I think he's hurt. He's walking a ton of batters, and I think his avg against is like way over .300 too. He did say a few weeks ago that his back was bothering him. Maybe that's not all that's bothering him. He was terrific last year.
I say buy low on Ian. Ian has always been a great competitor and he has great stuff. His is fine. His fastball is still hitting 92 + consistently, so I don't think it's an injury issue. He just doesn't have the control right now. I, like many others on the board think it's a head issue. But, the reason to buy low is he can't do any worse than he is right now, and his strike out numbers are still there.