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Win1ForMe
05-18-2004, 11:34 PM
Any of you scouts out there have a theory? Here's his K/9

2001: 5.12
2002: 5.05
2003: 4.65
2004: 7.03

Loaiza had a similar jump last year but while his overall numbers improved dramatically, Buehrle's remain mostly the same (hits given up have been increasing each year, however).

Loaiza, on the other hand, has the lowest K/9 rate of his career at 4.37, down from 8.23 last year. Even when he was bad, he was usually anywhere from the mid 5s to low 6.

That's pretty wacky...

compy75
05-18-2004, 11:39 PM
I caught that the other day too. I wonder if he developed a new pitch or is doing something different. The swing and miss is still a good barometer on how a guy is throwing and a very telling one for a guy who does not rely on a high 90s fastball. I guess we'll find out if it was a product of the teams faced or Burlyman getting it done.

Huisj
05-18-2004, 11:49 PM
i think that part of it is that it's may 18, and over the course of the whole season, Buerhle's k's will come down to earth some and loaiza's will go up to his norm.

compy75
05-18-2004, 11:52 PM
[QUOTE]Buerhle's k's will come down to earth some and loaiza's will go up to his norm.[/ QUOTE]

I am not so sure that Esteban's K will increase unless his velocity does. The key was that his fastball was overpowering thus making the cutter hard to recognize.

Huisj
05-19-2004, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by compy75
[QUOTE]Buerhle's k's will come down to earth some and loaiza's will go up to his norm.[/ QUOTE]

I am not so sure that Esteban's K will increase unless his velocity does. The key was that his fastball was overpowering thus making the cutter hard to recognize.

what i mean is that his k's will come back to his average. I'm not expecting them to go to where they were last year.

Win1ForMe
05-19-2004, 12:12 AM
Here's K/9 stats on Billy Koch that I couldn't believe. So far, this has been his best year for strikeouts.

99-- 8.06
00-- 6.86
01-- 7.14
02-- 8.94
03-- 7.13
04-- 9.92

Small sample size, I know, but that's still interesting to say the least.

Also, his current BAA (.219) seems to be the second lowest of his career, only behind 2002 (.214). The only flaw right now, and it's a big one, is the high number of walks. But that's expected because he's trying to be a lot more careful in hitting his spots (both #P/IP and #P/Plate App. are career highs).

batmanZoSo
05-19-2004, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by Win1ForMe
Here's K/9 stats on Billy Koch that I couldn't believe. So far, this has been his best year for strikeouts.

99-- 8.06
00-- 6.86
01-- 7.14
02-- 8.94
03-- 7.13
04-- 9.92

Small sample size, I know, but that's still interesting to say the least.

Also, his current BAA (.219) seems to be the second lowest of his career, only behind 2002 (.214). The only flaw right now, and it's a big one, is the high number of walks. But that's expected because he's trying to be a lot more careful in hitting his spots (both #P/IP and #P/Plate App. are career highs).

That's a shocker. And it's his best by a full K almost.