Re: Reds trade for A's pitcher Saarloos
Originally Posted by M2
Saarloos is a weird bird. His strikeout abilities have totally evaporated at the major league level. He's got a 8.17 K/9 in 218.2 minor league innings and a 4.34 K/9 in 440 major league innings. That major league number, almost miraculously, has gotten worse in recent years (3.70, 2.99 and 3.86). ... If it stays that low Saarloos can't hope to be anything but back of the rotation fodder even in the most optimistic of scenarios.
I checked his game log on MLB.com and saw he whiffed 11 in a five-inning outing against Cleveland in September. WTH happened?
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