Yoda wrote:jblank wrote:Fpower wrote:His WHIP is respectable, so he can't be stranding that many baserunners, can he?
And shouldn't he have more run support in Milwaukee?
Do you guys even look at stats and history? He has 10 more walks than K's, a recipe for disaster. He has no real out pitch, he has very little velocity, and no history that suggests he is any more than back of the rotation fodder. He also just left arguably the best pitchers park in Baseball. If all of the above sounds groovy to you, then snatch him.
He tossed 9 shut out innings with 6 Ks with his new team. A good pitching coach can do wonders. Just ask Doug Davis, Turnbow, Capuano, Santos, Obermueller, etc.
So did Mitre, so did countless other mediocre pitchers who dont become top starters. If you guys want to think that this is some epiphany and from now on he is gonna start striking people out rather than walking them and then pick up some pitches to strike people out, then go for him. I am skeptical and its gonna take more than one start for me to believe that he is gonna turn into a good pitcher, let alone a good fantasy pitcher.