Andy Sonnanstine: Sonnanstine has had some bad luck, 65% S% to go with his 4.89 ERA, but has also had good run support, 7-3 record. He possesses outstanding control, 1.5 BB/9, and it may only take a slight bump up in his K/9, 5.7 this year, for him to take it to the next level.
Mariano Rivera: At the age of 38, Rivera is showing no signs of slowing down, a perfect 18 for 18 in saves. Of course his ERA will not remain this low all year, 0.87, but with his skill set; 9.3 K/9, 0.9 BB/9, and a 46% GB%, he is still among the elite of major league closers.
Shaun Marcum: Marcum has pitched much better than his 5-3 record would indicate, a 2.43 ERA. His peripheral numbers; 7.8 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, and a 47% GB%, indicate that the 26 year-old is in the midst of a breakout season.
Bartolo Colon: Colon will always be a big injury risk, but when healthy, he can still pitch; 6.8 K/9 and a 2.2 BB/9. He should continue to rack up wins, 4 in 5 starts, with the powerful Red Sox offense behind him.
Jeff Larish: After putting up some impressive power numbers in Triple-A, 16 home runs in 191 AB, Larish has struggled with the Tigers, 1/4/.121 in 33 AB. Even in Triple-A, Larish was not making good contact, 70% Ct%, which not surprisingly has carried up to the big leagues, 67% Ct%. If he doesn’t get hot in a hurry, he will find himself back in the minors. If he does stick around, he could be good for some home runs, but will hurt your team batting average.
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