Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/28/13
The Mets’ starting rotation has been frustrating this season. Starters Jonathon Niese and Matt Harvey have turned out consistent — and at times superb — starts this season, however the rest of the rotation has been mediocre at best. Granted, it’s early yet, but no one has been more of a disappointment this season than Dillon Gee, whose starts have been solid at times, yet at other times he has struggled. Gee’s problems can probably be attributed to the fact that he lost most of his 2012 campaign to a blood clot in his right shoulder which required season-ending surgery. Anytime a player has undergone some sort of shoulder injury it raises concern, as this usually leads to a decline in velocity. Pitchers like Brandon Webb and Mark Mulder have had to retire early due to shoulder injuries. The good news for Gee is that his injury hasn’t been serious enough to make him retire, but it definitely has caused some decline in velocity. Year Fastball Velocity Two Seam Fastball Velocity Cutter
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