Yoda wrote:Kip developed some control issues last season but settled down nicely in the 2nd half.
If he stops trying to K everyone he will be much better off. At this point, his team blows and with his shaky control he won't help you much in the other categories. He's definitely on my radar and if he has a couple more outings like that, then I would definitely snag him up.
I totally agree with this. Wells is a power guy that can't put guys away. Since he can't, he should try to keep the ball down and get guys to hit grounders to the infield. If he just did this, maybe he wouldn't have 70-80 pitches in the 4th inning like he always does. He tiptoes around giving up a bunch of runs almost every inning. It's almost like he's the Danny Graves of starters.
He's got good pitches...but the combo of the bad Pirates offense and his inability to get 1-2-3 innings most of the time makes him risky. If you really need someone for a deeper league, he would be worth a look.
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