After reading the thread about who to start assuming the Reds make the playoffs and seeing quite a few people suggesting Homer at the top or near it I just couldn't believe what I was hearing. I said to myself, hey self maybe your wrong maybe his stuff is TOR material. So let's just put this baby to rest once and for all. Is Homer a TOR guy or is he a BOR guy who just happened to have improved enough that he can give the mirage of a TOR guy against inferior competition.
During the beginning of 2009 (when he improved) until present Homers line reads like so:
177 IP, 176 Hits, 137 K's, 19 HR's and 75 Walks, 4.53 ERA, 1.418 WHIP, xFIP ERA 4.35
What about those #'s suggests he is anything close to a TOR arm? If his stuff is TOR why isn't he producing TOR results? He's not even close, IMO he's a BOR arm who is defense dependant to keep his ERA down. Which there is nothing wrong with but why do people believe he has TOR stuff?
I'm willing to be wrong as I'm one who believes results aren't everything but not willing to sit and be told he's one thing when he's not showing it in any way, shape or form. Someone please explain why I'm wrong. Because what I'm seeing is a #4 on a good defensive team and an eventual minor leaguer on a team with a poor defense.