Found November 30, 2011 on
Over The Baggy:
Twins try to piecemeal together their once glorious bullpen that has now been
blown to smithereens, there is one player already on the roster who should help make the
late innings much less of an adventure.
As the Star Tribune’s
Joe Christensen reported that the team is bumping Brian Duensing from the rotation and relocating him back to the
If you separate out the data from Duensing’s match-ups
against same-sided opponents, you would see a pitcher with a tremendous track
Duensing vs Left-Handed Hitters
(via Fangraphs & Inside Edge)
Last season, Duensing held lefties to a .210 batting average
against, the 14th-lowest among qualified MLB starters last year.
What’s more is that Inside Edge’s video scouts found that lefties had a .103
well-hit average off of him – the best in baseball - meaning that nobody on the
left was able to put good wood on the ball.
He absolutely stunned them with his outstanding slider.
Against his slider, they had a .036 well-hit average (fourth best in baseball)
and routinely beat the ball into the ground (61%) for an easy conversion to an
Meanwhile, his peripheral stat line against right-handed
opponents paints the picture of a much more ordinary and pedestrian hurler:
Duensing vs Right-Handed Hitters
(via Fangraphs & Inside Edge)
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The Minnesota Twins are planning to move Brian Duensing back to the bullpen next year.
Duensing struggled last season while making 28 starts in 32 appearances, posting a 9-14 record with a 5.23 ERA.
The 28-year-old lefthander went 10-3 with a 2.62 ERA in 2010, making 13 starts and 40 appearances out of the bullpen.
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