High Heater wrote:Ender wrote:Sell high. Low BABIP, high LOB%. He hasn't pitched much better than last year he just has a much lower ERA. He has also been abused over the last year and a half and another second half fade is more likely than not.
um a discrepancy of 21 IP/H is looking consistent to me. the abuse part i could agree with which is definetly somethign to spark conversation on
Can one of you define to me what is "abuse" when it realates to MLB starting pitchers? Verlander averaged 99 pitches a start last year. He threw 120 plus pitches in only two starts, which were 4 1/2 months apart. Just wondering what "abuse" is these days? Although I think we're getting to this point, I dread the day when MLB starters don't go over 80 pitches a start. Probably be the time I call it a career as a MLB fan.