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mkooljr1 wrote:Very overrated this year. Everyone's saying breakout this year, nope, don't see it. And i've been a Peavy fan, so no bias here. Declining K rate, increasing walk rate, a HR/9 of 1.5 (!!!), and he was lucky on hits per balls in play. His 2nd half was a little better than his 1st, but not as much as his 2nd half era would seem to indicate. On the whole, if you take a look at the whole season's stats, it doesn't add up to an inevitable breakout in 2004. That declining K rate is scary, and potentially points to trouble ahead.
giants8307 wrote:Petco park is a pitchers park, according to preliminary reports.
hybrid wrote:haven't you heard that you can't base everything on mere statistics? also it seems if you were a big peavy fan you would know why his K rate went down. his pitch counts were high as account of trying to strike out hitters, so in a move that he made that shows his progress as a pitcher that not only has great stuff but also thinks. he went ahead and didn't try to strike out every batter, he let them but the ball in play more to have better pitch counts. listen you just can't look at stats, if you do you will miss lots of things.
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