Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/24/13
Back in October I referred to Jeremy Hefner as undervalued because most people looked at his traditional statistics (4-7, 5.09 ERA) and determined that he was not very good. But if you looked at other numbers, he displayed a bunch of promise. Those numbers were a 4.06 xFIP, a 1.3 fWAR and a .615 Quality Start percentage. The Mets’ plan appeared to be to use Hefner as a long man out of the bullpen to start the season. But then Johan Santana did not come to camp healthy/strong enough to claim a spot in the rotation and Hefner was chosen to take his spot. Of course, it’s still up for debate if the Mets will actually use him in the early going or if they will take advantage of April days off to use a four-man rotation, instead. Hefner has been solid this Spring, with a 3.10 ERA and a 1.131 WHIP in 20.1 IP. Additionally, he has 19 Ks and 6 BB so far in Grapefruit League play. The only knock so far is that he has allowed 5 HR, about three more dingers than you would expect. Last ...
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