Originally Posted by Redmachine2003
Hope we can move him back to the rotation soon his almost 6.75 era as a reliever isn't getting it done. He has given up runs in 3 out of 4 relief appearances. He needs to work on being stretched out and working on keeping his pitch count down, none which he can do in the bullpen.
I'm not worried about his ERA. K/BB is more important to me. Louisville isn't exactly sending Gold Glovers out there every night. At least two of those runs have scored on defensive miscues, and another run scored after Jon Adkins allowed a two out hit. The one run he allowed last night came via two groundball singles.
As a reliever, Chapman has a very low 11.1% LD rate and a 50% groundball rate to go along with a 2.45 BB/9 and 13.5 K/9. His ERA shouldn't be anywhere close to what it is.