You're definitely not alone in the disappointment with Majewski's K rate. Mix in his control problems, and it's troubling what could occur. Low K rate + High BB rate + Reds defense = loads of baserunners. That's not an outlook I'm thrilled to have.Originally Posted by RedsBaron
Here's an interesting tidbit from Elias on ESPN:
I wish I wasn't seeing what I just read above, but we're taking a bullpen with the lowest K rate in the NL and adding in a pitcher [Majewski] with an even lower K rate. I do like the fact that Majewski keeps the ball on the ground and is stingy with the long ball, but it remains to be seen how stingy he'll continue to be as he walks out of a pitcher's park and into a home run hitting paradise.The Reds acquired two relief pitchers -- Gary Majewski and Bill Bray -- in their multiplayer trade with Washington. Cincinnati's bullpen entered Thursday having allowed 44 home runs and a .293 opponents' batting average this season. Each of those totals was the highest for any relief corps in the National League. Additionally, Reds relievers were averaging 6.03 strikeouts per nine innings, the lowest figure for any bullpen in the National League.