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  1. My bad, thought he was going on Saturday. Carry on!
  2. While I agree with this, almost the same exact thing was said about Tyler Chatwood, and we know how that ended up. also, are those his home road splits just for this year or for his career while with Texas?
  3. 6 tools if you include the hook
  4. If you can spare the roster spot, I'd recommend patience. He always starts out slow and then busts out in June and July. As it was pointed out earlier in this thread, his hard contact rate is at the highest it's been in his career, and his batted ball profile looks great too (more line drives, less ground balls, and he HR/FB ratio should normalize into more dingers). You'll look back at his numbers at the end of the year and they'll be exactly like what you expected, except at this point going forward you'll be catching more of the hot streak. As for the park, it's not exactly a hitter's paradise, but it's not like PNC was either.
  5. Sure, it wasn’t statistically a blown save, but I doubt the team or management will just completely write off the fact that he blew their chance to win.
  6. He had a stretch where he threw 10 straight balls, walking a couple and giving up a hit and a run, and clearly got flustered. Some pitches missed bad, some were borderline. He then left a fastball up and down the middle to Diaz, who took it over the wall in deep center, after making him miss badly on a curve. i was impressed through 3 innings, but the 4th made me realize he still lacks polish. But compared to last year, control and command have appeared to improve overall. He just has to establish consistency.
  7. I'll spare quoting the post for the sake of space - but yes, totally agree. Garlando, that was awesome and insightful analysis, thanks for taking the time to post that!
  8. Should Tucker owners seriously consider another option because of the rain/wind?
  9. I know going against his advice is the popular (and often right) thing to do, but in this situation, I'm not so sure... He is working alongside some pretty plugged in people at ESPN... Who really knows though. All we can do is wait.
  10. Really terrible timing for this injury... his numbers indicate that he's for real, but with so many other guys on the DL, it's tough to hold on without knowing a timetable for certain. His interview does make it seem minor, though.
  11. I don't really see 30 homers in his profile. He's hitting fly balls at a low clip for a power hitter (29%), and HR/FB ratio is at a career high and more than double what is was last year. Projections have him at 16 homers ROS, putting him at 24 total. What I'd like to see is that walk rate go back up. He's improved his contact rates, though.
  12. I do think the velocity drop later last year was probably due to fatigue. However, it would make sense if the velocity drop to begin this season was actually a conscious effort made by him to avoid getting tired later in the season and to pitch deeper into games now. If that's the case, I'm actually glad. After all, he's still getting the same amount of whiifs (13% swinging strike rate vs 12.9% last year), so I do think the stuff is still there even with the reduced velocity. Not sure if there's been any anecdotal evidence that he is intentionally not throwing as hard.