"Brian Bannister may not have the same sort of success in his sophomore season. Bannister posted a 3.87 ERA in 165 innings of work despite striking out just 4.2 hitters per nine. His walk rate was not particularly low at 2.4, and he allowed 0.8 homers per nine. His success stemmed from his .266 BABIP, which helped Bannister keep opponents down to .249/.303/.409. If you adjust his BABIP for his liner rate of 19 percent, you get a huge jump to .312; adjusting the opponent line for that puts him at .295/.349/.455, which is the equivalent of turning every hitter into the 2007 version of Miguel Tejada or Jack Wilson. His QERA reflects these issues at 5.18, the fourth-largest bump among starters with at least 125 innings." -- Baseball prospectus
Do you guys think he will be someone who continues to pitch above his peripherals?
I remember watching him as a mets fan and thinking that he was a wonderful escape artist. He always seemed to make the big pitches with RISP. He has a great baseball mind. That much is for sure.
What do you guys see from him going forward?