Terrordome666 wrote:Doing more research on this guy, I found an interview he did where he said last year he basically wore down because he showed up to spring training out of shape. He said the difference this year is he came into ST in a lot better shape after working out most of the offseason in Phoenix with the teams strength coach. He also has worked on his mechanics to help cut down on walks.
Put him on your sleeper lists. He might be one of those pitchers that is going to be taken late if at all in most fantasy drafts.
Everyone says that sort of thing after they post a bad season esp. if they are looking for excuses. Unless they come in looking like Boomer Wells or conversely stopped looking like Boomer Wells, you can usually file it with the rest of the nonsense like new stances, new pitches, new mechanics, better training coaches, etc. Sometimes they may indeed be true, but since so many players exaggerate and since it does not matter in most cases if the player does not have the skills to start off with, you can usually file it with the other factors in ST that are non-germane.