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Neato Torpedo wrote:MiLB career: 216 K to 47 BB in 184.2 IP, which is 10.5 K/9 against 2.3 BB/9. Couple that with a 47.9% GB rate last year and you have rate stats that are almost a carbon copy of Lincecum's 2009 season. Even if it's the minors, that is just straight up awesome.
Neato Torpedo wrote:He appears to have figured out lefties after having a rocky time against them last year (6.19 FIP, 5.74 xFIP last year, 3.55/4.14 this year), and he cut his walk rate in half. He's not a reliable ace yet, but this year I'd safely project 3.60/1.18 ratios with about 7 K/9. Thing is, he pitched only 100 innings in '09, and the Padres are going to want to be cautious with him. I wouldn't expect anything more than 150 IP.
At his peak, barring injury or yips, he'll likely put up Haren-esque numbers (maybe with a few less K's). I was going to write a ManCRUSH of the Week article on him back in February, but school got in the way.
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