wingman3110 wrote:Gregerson was overworked IMO. June 5-12 was a mess. Pitched on back-to-back days on three different occasions and only had two off days during that span.
I know this is subjective....lets look at the Saves leader....Jason Grilli
June; pitched one complete inning each time out....
2 16 pitches
day off between pitches each time, except for 18/19. alot more pitches each outing...seems less efficient than Gregerson. Yesterday he struggled against the Angels but was pretty spotless otherwise.
I looked at Mujica and Mariano too. they both throw more pitches per appearance than Gregorson....and both go back to back....Mujicas second day is shakier....and Mariano is a machine who, in June, had ample rest between outings...that may not be Girardi's plan but happenstance based on the team's performance. Not sure.
I guess you could say Gregorson was pushed harder than the category leaders in terms of frequency of use....but his pitch count is lower....and I am not sure if that means anything considering the effort to get loose, etc.
As a fantasy option, I'd have to think pretty hard. If Bud Black can't be trusted to use him appropriately for MY use, then its tough to have him around. Gregorson's line during Street's DL.....7 appearances, 6.2 innings, 1 win, 2 saves, 8Ks, 5.40 ERA and 1.65 WHIP.. those last two numbers hurt.... I guess we will see...and maybe it requires real diligence on whoever owns him to rest him yourself after he has pitched each time. Any other suggestions on how to use him to your advantage?