Found April 27, 2013 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Brandon League really hasn't endeared himself to fans or those who questioned the 3-year, $22.5 million contract he signed this winter with the Dodgers.
He's currently worse than replacement level (-0.1 WAR) and not exactly inspiring confidence in his late-inning appearances. It's curious as to why that is.
League has always had a good fastball, in terms of velocity. When I heard Steve Lyons say on the broadcast the other day (paraphrase), "League doesn't have the velocity to miss up," I was stumped. Yes, I recognize it's Lyons and he says about 45 dumb things per game, and I thought this was no exception. This was a guy who averaged 95.2 MPH on his fastball last season -- good for 19th-best in the majors.
Through nine appearances this season, he's averaging 93.8 MPH on his fastball. Not exactly Ted Lilly, but also curious as to why he's throwing his fastball 1.4 MPH slower than last season.
League is throwing his fastball at a 61...
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