Found September 25, 2012 on Mets360.com:
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If you were to build a pitcher from scratch, you would give him a high strikeout rate and make him a hurler who did not allow many walks or home runs. One of the best ways to limit homers is to be a ground ball pitcher. It’s certainly not the only way – Chris Young is an extreme fly ball pitcher but manages to keep his HR in check partly by inducing lots of infield pop-ups – but it’s likely the best way. Monday night Jenrry Mejia showed why he is such a promising pitching prospect. Here is his line against the Pirates, along with what he did in his first start this year earlier this month against the Brewers: 9/15 – 3 IP, 5 ER, 5 BB, 0 K, 11 GB, 3 FB, 19 BF 9/24 – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 11 GB, 3 FB, 20 BF He allowed more walks than you would prefer but it was still a nice improvement over his first outing. The big takeaway is how many ground balls he has gotten in his two starts. The leader among qualified pitchers in the majors in ground ball rate is Trevor Cahill, who has ...
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