Found February 09, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
Madison Bumgarner took a huge step forward in his second season as a pro and shot up the charts as a result. While his ERA rose from 3.00 to 3.21, he decreased his FIP (3.66 to 2.67), WHIP (1.31 to 1.21) and walks (2.11 BB/9 to 2.02 BB/9) while increasing his strikeouts (6.97 K/9 to 8.40 K/9). A lot of people will remember his historic performance on June 21 when he allowed 10 hits and eight earned runs in just 1/3 of an inning, but since that start he posted a 2.62 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 9.35 K/9 and 1.65 BB/9 over 120 1/3 innings. Move over Matt Cain, there just might be a new number two starter in San Francisco. Best case scenario: Cole Hamels (PHI) Similar players: Josh Johnson (MIA), Daniel Hudson (ARI), Stephen Strasburg (WAS) Worst case scenario: Jordan Zimmermann (WAS) Strengths Control, ground balls, second half. If Bumgarner’s second half is any indication on how he will pitch in 2012 you should be all over him on draft day. He induces ground balls (career 46 GB%) and has plen...
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