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07-19-2011, 09:17 PM
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Rhodes 81
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Originally Posted by darko View Post
Well he's been quite lucky. His BABIP is .256 and he's stranding more runners than league average and what he's shown over his career so far (84% strand rate). His xFIP is almost 2 full points higher than his ERA. Signs are pointing towards him crashing down soon. Still a good pitcher but he's pitching over his head right now.
the reason he's playing better than he used to is because

a. he's young and still growing
b. he has changed his pitching style since he realized he's better as a contact pitcher than a power pitcher.

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