Re: The Hardball Times on Saarloos
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Not saying they're the same, but at a quick glance, Saarloos' numbers look a lot like what Arroyo did in Boston in 2004 -- except he keeps the ball on the ground more. When Bronson misses bats, he's more effective, but he's been marginally effective even when he's not missing bats. We certainly he's not blowing fastballs past people.
I assume you meant Arroyo's 2005 season, because Arroyo's 2004 was worlds better than anything Saarloos has done in the majors.
And even Arroyo's 2005 would represent a huge improvement for Saarloos in terms of K/BB and K/9.
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