Vance Worley- MIN- Drop Value- Worley was sent to AAA right after getting pounded for 8 runs in 3.2 IP yesterday. That increased his ERA to 7.21. He has had some bad luck as he has an FIP of 5.52. That's still nothing to write home about. Worley's BABIP is at .401 but his self-inflicted issues are a big dropoff in strikeouts. He only has a K/9 of 4.62 after posting 7.24 last year and 8.13 in 2011. He needs to regain solid strikeout numbers to be able to return to his status where he was the Opening Day pitcher.
Anthony Gose- TOR- Rise Value- Gose went 1-for-4 with a double in his first start since being called up on Monday. Gose was only hitting .227 at AAA Buffalo and had stolen 5 bases. He had a .343 OBP thanks primarily to a 12.6% BB%. He is considered Toronto's CF of the future, with solid defense and speed. Gose stole 76 bases between rookie ball and AA in 2011 and 15 with the Blue Jays in 556 games last year so substantial speed potential is there. Whether he will be able to contribute it consistently will depend on how he manages major league pitching, which is still a question mark.
Mike Olt- TEX- Player Injury- In the "Whatever Happened to?" category, Olt has been on the 7-day DL at AAA Round Rock since earlier this month. He had been having vision problems, which could explain the .139 average and 39.5% K rate he had posted at AAA after hitting just .194 in spring training. Olt suffered a concussion during winter league play and that may be part of the vision problem. He has been seeing specialists and getting tests like MRIs of his brain, neck and eye but there is no diagnosis yet. Olt has been taking batting practice and said that after Monday's session he was able to pick up on pitches that he hadn't been able to do before. He could return to game play soon, even without a diagnosis of what was wrong.
Zach McAllister- CLE- Stats- I'm not yet buying that McAllister's splitter is the difference between his performance this year and last year. If so, it had to have come with a healthy dose of luck. Last year McAllister's ERA and FIP were an identical 4.24. This year his FIP is a similar 4.17 but his ERA is at 2.65 largely due to a BABIP of .256. His drop in K/9 from 7.90 to 6.00 certainly isn't a positive. McAllister seems like a sell high candidate.
Ubaldo Jimenez- CLE- Cold- Jimenez looked like the lost pitcher he's been in recent seasons, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3 in 4 IP. He only has 1 quality start in his last 4 and 2 in his last 8. Jimenez needed 96 pitches to get through those 4 IP. He has only shown small flashes of solid performance and doesn't look like he has truly turned it around.
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