So he falls under the category of "Ender doesn't like him, so lets make up up some reasons why he's not that good".
No, he falls into the category of having less than a full year of data as a starter so it is hard to judge him by his stats. You can take my advice or ignore it, the advice is free. I have been posting here for 9 years now and I've been right way more than I'm wrong but yeah I'm wrong sometimes. I've never 'made up' reasons to dislike anyone though. His mechanics fall apart when he is tired and the split finger is a pitch that comes and goes. You are probably going to see something similar to last year where he is just all over the place with results.
I'm used to people jumping all over me for not loving their players so it isn't going to hurt my feelings if you disagree. I took so much flak when I said Willis wasn't any good or I said Marmol would collapse or that Strasburg was a TJ waiting to happen, or that Lawrie and Hosmer were going way too early or I wouldn't touch Youkilis or Panda last year etc.
.but for $6-$12 Auction dollars or a mid-late draft pick
Well sure for the right price anyone is valuable. If you spent under $10 on him you did great.
Don't see a reason he can't get 200 k with a 3.8 era 1.25 whip.
That seems pretty reasonable though he might struggle to get enough innings to get to 200 K if he can't consistently go deeper into games.
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