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Postby The Mighty Trow » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:03 pm

Per Rotowire:
Nolasco is aiming to walk 25 batters or less this season, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Recommendation: "Obviously, I want to be as low as possible, but walks are going to happen," he said. "It's part of the game, part of being a pitcher. My goal is no more than 25 walks. I want to throw over 200 innings. I think 25 is a good number to be at." Only six pitchers have accomplished that feat since 1980, and even Greg Maddux managed to do it just twice...


I know its just talk, but the man is on the record. I like a little Hubris from my starters, anyway :-D

In 2008 he gave out 42 walks in 212 innings. His control has always been good, but this is rarified air indeed. I think if anyone does it this year it will be Doc. I think Nolasco bottoms out around 40 again. Do you think he has a chance?
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Re: Nolasco & 25 Walks

Postby j24jags » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:27 pm

I would say it's probably out of reach. Nolasco has looked great tonight but still has 2 walks. If he plans on making 30+ starts, 25 walks is nearly unattainable. Especially considering he can work late into games. Late in games, fatigue catches up and you are bound to walk some extra guys here and there late.
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Re: Nolasco & 25 Walks

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:51 pm

Joel Pineiro came close last season so I wouldn't say it's totally impossible, but it won't happen. Even the guys with pin point control (Halladay, Haren, Maddux) struggle to walk under 30 guys in a year
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Re: Nolasco & 25 Walks

Postby Tis » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:12 pm

Related question: Will Rich Harden get to 25 Walks...
1) In April?
2) Before he gets to 25IP?
3) Before he gets to 9IP?
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Re: Nolasco & 25 Walks

Postby WindyCityLove » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:17 pm

<25 walks in a season is quite an accomplishment... I wish him the best of luck. Didn't David Wells have some crazy low number of walks one year?
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Re: Nolasco & 25 Walks

Postby thedude » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:50 pm

WindyCityLove wrote:<25 walks in a season is quite an accomplishment... I wish him the best of luck. Didn't David Wells have some crazy low number of walks one year?


Bret Saberhagen once had 13 walks in 177 IP and with 13 home runs allowed. It is pretty impressive when walks=home runs.
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Re: Nolasco & 25 Walks

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:05 am

thedude wrote:
WindyCityLove wrote:<25 walks in a season is quite an accomplishment... I wish him the best of luck. Didn't David Wells have some crazy low number of walks one year?


Bret Saberhagen once had 13 walks in 177 IP and with 13 home runs allowed. It is pretty impressive when walks=home runs.

In 198 innings in 2007, Greg Maddux at age 40, walked just 25 batters. In 2001 he walked 27 in 233 IP. In '97 he walked 20 in 232.2. '96 28 in 245. '95 23 in 209.2.
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Re: Nolasco & 25 Walks

Postby ggs » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:11 am

ricky is no greg maddux!
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Re: Nolasco & 25 Walks

Postby thejusman1 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:13 am

Solid outing, but he's already got 3 BB. I really doubt he walks under 25 guys this year.
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Re: Nolasco & 25 Walks

Postby CharlatanSin » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:20 am

WindyCityLove wrote:<25 walks in a season is quite an accomplishment... I wish him the best of luck. Didn't David Wells have some crazy low number of walks one year?


Yeah, that year was ridiculous. In 2003, he had 20 walks in 213 IP. If I remember correctly, it took him like 6 starts to walk his first batter.
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