Found February 09, 2013 on Baseball Professor:
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It’s tough to project a player who’s already gone through the best stretch of their career, and trust me, it doesn’t get any better than Kris Medlen‘s second half last year. In 12 starts after the All-Star Break last year, Medlen went 9-0 with a 0.94 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 8.97 K/9, and 1.32 WHIP over 95.1 innings. I can’t remember the stat used off the top of my head, but last September ESPN compared that stretch to some of the best in the history of the game. It was that great. So Medlen isn’t that good. He isn’t nearly that good. He doesn’t need to be nearly that good. The good news is Medlen has always demonstrated great control, and his strikeout rate has been trending up for the last several seasons (including as 2012 progressed). Low fly ball rates will only help Medlen, though it remains to be seen how his infield defense will play. Andrelton Simmons is an all-world defender at shortstop and Juan Francisco has impressed of late at third, but Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman are sub-pa...
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