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Key Stats: He's nothing if he isn't consistant. In 2010 he made 32 starts and pitched 195 innings. 2011? 32 starts and 196.1 innings. Not only that, there was a only a difference of 10 pitches thrown between 2010 and 2011. The rest of his numbers are close enough too that lead you to beleive this isn't coincidence. 2010: 3.55 ERA, .305 BABIP, 3.32 FIP2011: 3.67 ERA, .315 BABIP, 3.35 FIPHe was a prone to the longball last year, giving up twice as many in '11 as he did in '10, but he improved his strikeouts by more than two per nine innings and lowered his walks from 3.23/9 to 2.93/9. There was no significant increase or decrease in pitch velocity to explain this and his heat maps are virtually identical from the last two years. His Win/Loss record is pedestrian, but so is the lineup giving him run support.
Skeptics Say: This dude is an injury risk. He had a torn labrum and surgery to repair it which lead to him starting only 32 games from 2007-2009. Hardbal...
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