Found August 02, 2012 on Full Spectrum Baseball:
Sabermetric Spotlight: A.J. Burnett, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates   The Reason - Even before his near no-no last night versus the Chicago Cubs, A.J. Burnett has been an unsuspecting star this 2012 year. After being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the off-season from a disappointing stint the pinstripes of the New York Yankees, he found himself with a minimal amount of expectations awaiting him for the season with the new team. Being overlooked as a viable fantasy option is an understatement looking back just six months ago. Burnett has been one of the more consistent pitchers in all of Major League Baseball this season with only two substantial hiccups along the way (May 2nd vs. STL 2 2/3 IP, 12 ER and July 3rd vs. HOU 5 IP, 6 ER). Taking all of that into consideration, what better player to dissect and figure out what the heck is going on! Basic Numbers - Reviewing his elementary numbers from the past five years paints a picture of the struggle this pitcher presented. (Say that five...
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