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Hate to be a buzzkill but, he'll fall back down to earth eventually from the stats that I see.  He's giving up homeruns at a 1.6/9 clip which isn't very good.  His SO/9 rate is pretty low and his FIP is 4.65, where is ERA is 3. Basically, he's avoided giving up the long ball with runners on base and using smoke and mirrors to get runners out.  I hope he can continue to maintain it though, I miss the "finesse" pitchers doing really well.  

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15 minutes ago, aznhockeyguy said:

Hate to be a buzzkill but, he'll fall back down to earth eventually from the stats that I see.  He's giving up homeruns at a 1.6/9 clip which isn't very good.  His SO/9 rate is pretty low and his FIP is 4.65, where is ERA is 3. Basically, he's avoided giving up the long ball with runners on base and using smoke and mirrors to get runners out.  I hope he can continue to maintain it though, I miss the "finesse" pitchers doing really well.  

Finese?......He struck out Adam Jones on a 95MPH fastball...

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29 minutes ago, aznhockeyguy said:

Hate to be a buzzkill but, he'll fall back down to earth eventually from the stats that I see.  He's giving up homeruns at a 1.6/9 clip which isn't very good.  His SO/9 rate is pretty low and his FIP is 4.65, where is ERA is 3. Basically, he's avoided giving up the long ball with runners on base and using smoke and mirrors to get runners out.  I hope he can continue to maintain it though, I miss the "finesse" pitchers doing really well.  

his stuff is good enough to get more swings and misses and his SO9 rate will likely improve to his minor league levels of about 8.  True his current peripherals are showing some smoke and mirrors, but it's his first go round in the bigs so those peripherals actually have a chance to improve and actually support his era.  

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His avg fastball according to fangraphs is 92.5, so he got one pitch at 95 mph to strikeout a guy.  Finesse pitcher is usually a pitcher who does not rely on the strikeout to get outs.  A pitcher who does not get a lot of strikeouts usually less than 7k/9 and relies on the defense is defined as a finesse pitcher regardless of the velocity they throw. 

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20 minutes ago, aznhockeyguy said:

Hate to be a buzzkill but, he'll fall back down to earth eventually from the stats that I see.  He's giving up homeruns at a 1.6/9 clip which isn't very good.  His SO/9 rate is pretty low and his FIP is 4.65, where is ERA is 3. Basically, he's avoided giving up the long ball with runners on base and using smoke and mirrors to get runners out.  I hope he can continue to maintain it though, I miss the "finesse" pitchers doing really well.  

Funny enough, I see enough good things (Groundball rate, stuff, etc.) where I could see a scenario where his peripherals improve but his results tank. 

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11 minutes ago, ScruffytheJanitor said:

Funny enough, I see enough good things (Groundball rate, stuff, etc.) where I could see a scenario where his peripherals improve but his results tank. 

Groundball rate is especially valuable as we improve our infield, imo. Simmons + Cowart + a real 3rd baseman who we better sign in the offseason makes cron the weak spot, and he has gotten a lot better over the last year and a half or so. Thats a nice little infield wall behind Bridwell.

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2 hours ago, aznhockeyguy said:

Hate to be a buzzkill but, he'll fall back down to earth eventually from the stats that I see.  He's giving up homeruns at a 1.6/9 clip which isn't very good.  His SO/9 rate is pretty low and his FIP is 4.65, where is ERA is 3. Basically, he's avoided giving up the long ball with runners on base and using smoke and mirrors to get runners out.  I hope he can continue to maintain it though, I miss the "finesse" pitchers doing really well.  

The sample size is still too small to put a lot of weight onto per 9 inning trends. Overall, they're a little lackluster from a couple squirrelly games at the start of the year. 

Those same trends though, in his last 6 games, all starts, are looking pretty damn good. 
38.2 IP,  2.33 ERA, a batting average against of .210, his HR/9 is only 0.7, his BB/9 is down to 2.1,  his K/9 is up to 6.5. 

If anything his peripherals are starting to trend in the right direction and show that the results he's producing are no longer smoke and mirrors. 

And he's basically been churning out the exact same start 6 straight games now. He's been the picture of consistency. The only real bump he's had is he gave up one 3-run HR in the Philly start instead of the usual solo shot he allows.

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14 minutes ago, totdprods said:

The sample size is still too small to put a lot of weight onto per 9 inning trends. Overall, they're a little lackluster from a couple squirrelly games at the start of the year. 

Those same trends though, in his last 6 games, all starts, are looking pretty damn good. 
38.2 IP,  2.33 ERA, a batting average against of .210, his HR/9 is only 0.7, his BB/9 is down to 2.1,  his K/9 is up to 6.5. 

If anything his peripherals are starting to trend in the right direction and show that the results he's producing are no longer smoke and mirrors. 

And he's basically been churning out the exact same start 6 straight games now. He's been the picture of consistency. The only real bump he's had is he gave up one 3-run HR in the Philly start instead of the usual solo shot he allows.

You may be right, he may be adjusting and settling down at the major league level, I just laid out the argument that it may be smoke and mirrors and that he may start slipping as more teams get more tape on him and make adjustments.  Even if he has an ERA in the 4s, he's been a great pick up by Eppler.  I just hope he can continue this.  

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