This guy is really intriguing to me and I think he can be a top pitcher for the rest of the year. Here's why:
-His GB% is 62.3%, good for 2nd in the league.
-His K/9 is 9.63, good for 9th in the league. That's elite.
-His BABIP is .399 (highest in the league), which indicates he's been very
unlucky thus far.
-His HR/FB is 19% (highest in the league). This also indicates he's been unlucky.
-His LOB% is 65.5%, 19th worst in the league. This is another indicator he's been unlucky.
-His xFIP is 3.60 while his ERA is 5.65. This is just another indicator he's been unlucky (kind of a consolidation of these other unlucky factors), and indicates his ERA will drop significantly.
But I'm a bit wary of him, in spite of all this, for a couple reasons. First of all, he hasn't produced yet, so it's hard to be too confident in his future statistics. Second of all, his BB/9 rate is 5.02 (6th worst in the league) and his K/BB is 1.92, which is not great.
What do you all think? Worth a pickup in a mixed league? Anyone seen him pitch?
I got all of these statistics from http://www.fangraphs.com
. If any of my reasons need explaining, just ask.