Found May 29, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
It was definitely a mixed week for rookie pitchers. Hyun-Jin Ryu continued his early success with a shutout of the Angels, and Tyler Lyons pitched his second straight good game. Tyler Skaggs shutout the Rangers over six innings Monday before being sent back down to Triple-A. Ryu threw his first career shutout Wednesday night, limiting the Angels to two hits while striking out seven and walking none. A factor in Ryu’s early success has been his ability to get hitters out even without overpowering velocity, and last night was no different. Even though his average fastball velocity was as high or higher than it’s been all year, he still just averaged 91 mph on his four-seamer. However, he threw it for strikes 72 percent of the time and was even better with his two-seamer, throwing it for 12 of 14 strikes. He got five whiffs on just 24 change-ups, and three more on just 10 sliders. In fact, both of Ryu’s hits, which were sandwiched around him retiring 19 straight hitters, were on his fa...
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