Ender wrote:I don't think he can sustain that 99.1% LOB!
I've heard people say that you should sell high on him but I actually like a hold on him personally. The BB/9 always gets pointed to but it was just one shaky game in his 2nd start that is driving it. It has been 2 road starts in hitters parks and he has faced some hot offenses so not like this was built around facing the Astros a bunch or something.
His occasional big time inefficiency will lead to a rocky outing here and there, but he's flat out dominant, has allowed just 10 Hits in his 4 starts, and as someone mentioned, may sacrifice a Win here and there because he only lasts 5 innings due to said inefficiency. He's gone out and pitched great and he wasn't facing the Astros and Padres. It would take quite a bit for me to trade a guy who may very well be coming right into his own and grasping for his massive ceiling after a 2012 2nd half ERA of 3.01 with a 1.21 WHIP and K/9 north of 9. The key with him is limiting HR, which he did the latter part of last season, and has continued thus far, allowing just 2 over 26 IP.