Cain Ain’t Able
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For years Matt Cain has defied logic. Despite being a flyball pitcher with a mediocre batted ball profile and mediocre swing-and-miss ability, Cain has been one of the most reliable aces in fantasy baseball for a few years now. I don’t think I’ve ever owned him in a league, mostly because the price was too high considering the unimpressive strikeout numbers and the fact that his advanced stats were just begging for a serious regression. He’s managed to defy the expectation of stat nerds everywhere, but the other cleat has officially dropped on Matt Cain, and it’s time to wonder if he will ever be a fantasy ace again.
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What is Matt Cain doing differently in 2013 that’s leading to such poor production? Well, his velocity is down a tick (90.7 mph) and he’s giving up a ****-ton of homers to start the year (insane 19.1 HR/FB). The dip in velocity is huge because since he’s a flyball pitcher, he n...