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Roy Halladay has been one of the most frustrating players to own this year. After starting the year off with a 14.73 ERA (7.1 IP) in his first two starts, he allowed only 4 runs over his next 3 games (21 IP). Last night Halladay was just awful (3.2 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) leaving fantasy owners wondering what to do with him.The velocity on Halladay’s cutter, which has sat right around 91 MPH throughout his career, is down 2 MPH. Opponents are really taking advantage of the slower cutter, and are hitting .360 off of that pitch this year. Halladay’s cutter is normally his go-to-pitch, however this year Halladay has favored his sinker, which has also dropped in velocity (90 MPH down from 93). Interestingly enough, opponents are not faring well against the slower sinker, and are only hitting .250 off of it this year.This tells me that Halladay is becoming a smarter pitcher; he recognizes that he doesn’t have his overpowering stuff anymore and is using deception to get batters out. Las...
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