Re: Just a short reminder
K% BB% HR/FB BABIP ERA FIP xFIP
2010 16.3 7.5 10.4 .338 5.32 4.60 4.42
2011 17.4 8.2 8.6 .309 3.74 4.02 4.17
You can decide to what degree his lessened HR rate is a function of park effects, but as I see it, the advanced stats had this pegged. He's basically the guy, he's allowed fewer homers and has seen his BABIP regress to normal. It's James Shields lite.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.