09-08-2001, 08:34 PM
He is an average pitcher at this state of his career. To me he is just Bartolo Colon all over again. Upper 90s fastball, but not much else. Sabathia is overrated. His era is 4.62, average at best. Wins are a very overrated stat, so he shouldn't be judged by wins(esp. with Cleveland's offense). I think he will improve, but I don't know. He doesn't have great moving pitches, and he isn't wild like most young pitchers(Wright, Garland and Kip last year and a little this year). So I'm not even sure if he will get better other than stamina. His pitches don't impress me much. His location tends to be his strength with the velocity on his fastball though. Big league hitters can catch up to fastball's though, even at 100 MPH. Our hitters were making him look too good in the previous outings, now we finally beat him.