Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Wandy Rodriguez (credits below) Much like the Hot Rod, it appears American’s fondness for the WandyRod has ended prematurely. Yet, over the last three seasons, Wandy has a 3.36 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 2.69 K:BB rate in 591.2 IPs (197 per year). Since 2009, Wandy has the 17th most K’s, is tied for 27th in ERA and for 31st in wins and is 52nd in WHIP. However, Wandy appears to be barely inside the top 50 SPs this season for most and is going behind the likes of Jeremy Hellickson, Jordan Zimmermann, Adam Wainwright, Matt Moore, and others. While, last season, Wandy’s K/9 rate dipped below 8.00 for the first time and his walk rate increased for the third consecutive season, there’s no reason for concern. For one, he induced the same amount of ground balls and line drives with the only batted ball spike coming in his HR/FB rate. After being between 9 – 9.9% the previous three seasons, his HR/FB rate was 13%, which seems to be an outlier (his career HR/FB rate is 11%). Expect that to com...
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