Found February 29, 2012 on SF Giants Nirvana:
About a week ago, Fangraphs added Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections to its sortable projections page. Which is nice, because it makes it pretty easy to sort through the various projections. Back when the Giants 2012 ZiPS projections were released, I made brief mention of the fact that Eric Surkamp is projected for an ERA+ of 101 in 142 innings. That’s league-average production, and it’s a luxury to get that kind of performance out of the fifth spot in a rotation. Anyway, sorting through these projections once again, Surkamp really stuck out. Specifically, ZiPS has Surkamp at 116 strikeouts (7.32 K/9), 59 walks (3.72 BB/9), and 11 homers (0.69 HR/9) in 142.2 innings of work. The walk rate’s decent, but nothing special (if anything, it seems a bit uncharacteristically high); the strikeout rate’s average, but I suppose that’s kind of nice to see, considering how Surkamp struggled to get whiffs in the majors last year. Then there’s the home run rate — the one area in which Surkamp stand...
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