ironman wrote:The problem with him arose when Jim Tracy and his pitching coach Jim Colborn decided last Spring to tinker with his mechanics.
Duke hasn't pitched the same since.
He went back to what he was comfortable with at the end of the year and posted a 3.67 ERA after the ASB. WHIP was still 1.4, and he only won 5, but this was the Pirates we're talking about...
I honestly don't expect him to do much better this year...he's a nibbler-type pitcher and won't overpower anyone. He'll probably win 12-14 games this year, lose just as many, and post a slightly over 4 ERA with high WHIP. Not great fantasy baseball starting material unless you're in a really deep league...
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