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Old 11-26-2013, 06:55 PM
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For those of you keeping score, Jose's fastball rated at 17.6 Runs above average, meaning that he saved about 17 runs with that fastball. Only Clayton Kershaw, Matt Harvey, Cliff Lee, Max Scherzer, Andrew Cashner (remember him?) and Homer Bailey rated higher. Jose also finished in the top 50 in xFIP, FIP, tERA and K/9. (Info from Fangraphs)
FanGraphs had him as a regression candidate last year based on the numbers, but he had a better year thanks to his offseason training program. All of these numbers point to a #3 on a contending team, and possibly a #2 if he continues to improve. I'm not going to argue with his production at his age.
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