Originally Posted by traderumor
Volquez left, Arredondo steps in. Dude drives me crazy on the mound.
I do not trust relief pitchers who rely on hitters swinging at pitches out of the zone (diving splitters) to be successful. When they don't chase, he walks them or is forced to throw strikes with a pedestrian fastball that he consistently throws high in the zone.
He drives me nuts too. I had high hopes coming into this season thinking his fastball would be a little better, but it almost seems to have regressed. That split's a great pitch, but that's about his only real weapon and probably the reason he's walking close to 5 per nine. A decent middle inning guy at least, but probably not the return on investment we expected after rehabbing him a few years ago.