With Homer's final (spectacular) start of the 2012 season complete, I think people are going to look at the ERA jump and nice finish to the season and think "Homer took a real step forward this year." But did he?
Obviously Homer pitched a full season, not missing a single start. We shouldn't downplay the value or importance of that. But beyond that, you have a guy who was remarkably similar in 2011 and 2012.Code:GS IP K% BB% GB:FB HR/FB ERA FIP SIERA 2011 22 132 18.9% 5.9% 1.03 11.5% 4.43 4.06 3.78 2012 32 204 18.9% 6.1% 1.28 11.8% 3.75 4.06 3.90
So I'm curious, especially from the scouting types out there. Do you see Homer as having taken a step forward this year or was this just another season of the same Homer with some better ERA results?