Atlanta Braves right-hander, Kris Medlen, has shot up the F12 Rating since moving to the starting rotation on July 31. Medlen has pitched as efficiently as possible, leading the Braves to victory in all 10 of his starts.
Kris Medlen’s 2012 statistics:
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Medlen’s success has been surprising for many reasons….
- Medlen underwent Tommy John surgery late in 2010, and only threw 2.33 innings in 2011.
- Kris doesn’t have the power repertoire expected of a pitcher producing his dominating statistics. Medlen’s fastball sits at about 89-90 mph.
- He’s little. Medlen is listed at 5’10″, but looks smaller than that when he’s on the mound.
Working in Kris’ favor is the fact that he has produced at every professional level. Despite playing mostly shortstop at Santa Ana C...