Ender wrote:To support my point. Here are his last 5 starts.
34 IP, 15 ER, 3.97 ERA, 38 H+BB, 42 K, 3 W
So for fantasy that is
34 IP, 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 3 W, 42 K.
I'm not sure that is really a top 10 starter. I also don't like that he is relying so heavily on his slider which tends to lead to health issues. He might be the bottom end of the top 10 but he isn't the top 5 guy people seem to think he is in my mind at least.
Yu Darvish is the exact same pitcher that he has been all season, he is just giving up home runs a lot more this month. Probably has something to do with the increase number of starts at home and the warmer weather.... Everything else looks stable to me.
If anything his home and away splits are a great indicator of why he has ran into a speed bump in May... 4 of his last 5 starts have been at home.
Seeing as how he only gave up 14 home runs all of last year I wouldn't worry TOO much about the long ball. It will all even itself out and he will be somewhere in the middle of what he's been. But he IS a top 10 pitcher due to the strikeouts... Even if he does continue the stretch of his last 5 starts. At least in my opinion.