DaSh 1s wrote:Inukchuk wrote:chargerss24 wrote:Jesus H. Christ. If you don't like it, don't waste your time on it like you're wasting your time bashing it.
He's just sour that Texas knocked his boys out of the playoffs. The Yanks definitely should have started Joba over Hughes in that last game.
Did you watch Phil Hughes this year?
4 Seam Fastball (63%)
Cut Fastball (16%)
4.20 ERA, 1.25 WHIP - His CB was awful this year and struggled commanded it.
He threw 85% Fastballs to Righties this year....He is never going to have a Lester type break out year until he stops throwing FB, CT, repeat. I mean did anyone else think it was weird when he would 0-2 FB's, besides me?
He was suppose to learn another secondary pitch, not his fault Joba is a very bad baseball player. He flashed the CHG at the end of the pre season which is why they felt comfortable going forward. The problem was, he threw 79 CHG's (~4% of his pitches) total this year, but 30 of them came in the last 6 games of the season, lol.
All season long, one of the staples of Phil Hughes starts were complaints about him relying too much on his fastball and cutter. Batters seemed to foul the pitches off at will, yet he continued to throw them deep in the count instead of trying to get swings-and-misses or weak contact on offspeed pitches. The changeup that supposedly won him the fifth starter’s job in Spring Training all but disappeared until a late season cameo. It worked fine for the first few weeks of the season, but after that it was a bit of a struggle.
Hughes threw his four-seam fastball 63.6% of the time this year, the cutter 16.4%, and the offspeed stuff the remaining 20%. He was even more predictable with two strikes, throwing either a four-seamer or cutter almost 85% of the time (I have it at 84.75%, unofficially). When you’re throwing some kind of fastball four out of every five pitches, it’s easy to see why hitters fouled off more than a quarter of his total pitches this season. Hughes simply got predictable, even more so the second and third times through the league.
http://riveraveblues.com/2010/10/cuttin ... ree-36678/
^It's a shame that Joba is so bad, this way Hughes could have actually made some progress this year towards being a front of the rotation guy. He is basically gonna turn into a Burnett hybrid.
So what you're saying is Hughes should have, and did, serve as the Yanks #5 starter. Got it.
That's not really the issue here, though. I thought this thread was dedicated to 2011 rankings. Bringing this train back to the tracks: Trü or false: Pedroia will be a better value in 2011 than Cano. Discuss.