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Niner Country wrote:Just to let you know, this is where I got my info and no it doesn't let you check previous years as you will plainly see.
When I saw him among the league leaders among luckiest pitchers in 3/4 categories it made me pretty weary. I just acquired him in a relatively good deal and now will try to flip him for a better one. Already got my trade rejected for a 1 for 1 with Sabathia though.
RAmst23 wrote:Just remember to look at Volquez going forward. This guy is young, and likely does not have the arm strength to go a full year. He might continue to dominate for another month and a half, but when his pitches start to elevate due to fatigue the home runs will come.
Yoda wrote:Volquez's incredible season continues. Seems like the community is divided almost equally on whether he could sustain his success or not. It doesn't seem as if he will completely fall apart but he should see some regression. THT has a good article on him so check it out.
IllinoisBandit wrote:I think you guys might be wrong. He really hasn't had a single bad start where he looked hittable at all. He just had his worst start of the year and if my memory serves me correct he had a no-hitter through 4 and could have easily given up no runs at all if Votto didn't "Ole!" his way out of a groundball - which was somehow scored a hit by the home scorekeeper.
Those sabermetric stats are almost meaningless when solid contact is hardly ever made against a pitcher. It's not like he's getting lucky with line drives finding gloves - he literally goes whole games without a batter squaring the ball.
NorthSider2 wrote:There any chance this guy is slowing down?
flloyd wrote:Right now Volquez's stats are:
BABIP: .258 vs. team's .317
HR/F: 5.2% vs league's 11% and team's 14%
LOB%: 85.7% vs. league's 72% and last year's best (Hamels) 78.7%
His FIP so far has been 2.94, xFIP (assumes league average HR/F) has been 3.53.
I feel that it is safe to assume that if he continues to pitch at his same level his ERA should be in the 3.5 range and probably higher since he pitches in a home stadium that inflates HRs more than average. If he tires down the stretch and isn't able to bring the heat as much (since he's averaging over 100 pitches per game) then we can expect his peripherals to deteriorate and his ERA to explode even more.
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