CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Futures Guide 2014 is Now Available in Paperback and Three E-book Formats.

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

<< Previous Article
Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Sec... (07/17)
Next Article >>
The Lineup Card: Nine ... (07/17)

July 17, 2013

Mid-Season Outliers

Starting Pitchers

by Baseball Prospectus


Over the All-Star break, we'll be highlighting some of the players who've overperformed or underperformed their projections during the first half by imagining what we might write about them if the Baseball Prospectus annual were updated today.

Clay Buchholz
DOB: 8/14/1984
Age: 28
Height/Weight: 6'3" 190 lbs.
Bats/Throws: L/R
P
Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox' rotation, dismal in 2012, spent the first half of 2013 jockeying with the Tigers for the lowest ERA in the American League, and Buchholz' resurgence has been a key component of the staff's turnaround. Plagued over the first half-decade of his big-league career by injuries and inconsistency, Buchholz has seemingly resolved the latter problem by gaining better command of his arsenal and learning how to dominate opponents with his fastball, which in turn has made his excellent changeup even more effective. If he maintains those strides and the shoulder bursitis that sidelined the right-hander for most of June subsides, the Red Sox might have themselves a new ace—one who could be retained on team-friendly terms through the 2017 season. —Daniel Rathman


Matt Cain
DOB: 10/01/1984
Age: 28
Height/Weight: 6'3" 230 lbs.
Bats/Throws: R/R
P
San Francisco Giants

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

9 comments have been left for this article.

<< Previous Article
Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Sec... (07/17)
Next Article >>
The Lineup Card: Nine ... (07/17)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Premium Article Painting the Black: Super Twoing
Premium Article What You Need to Know: Meltdown in Minnesota
Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 18
Premium Article Notes from the Field: A-Ball Notes
Premium Article Raising Aces: Masahiro Tanaka, the Debut Ant...
Baseball Prospectus News: New Stat Reports a...
Premium Article Skewed Left: How Service Time Dictates Top P...

MORE FROM JULY 17, 2013
Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Futures Gam...
Pitcher Profile: Speeding Up at the Break
Premium Article What You Need to Know: The AL Comes Up Aces
Premium Article The Baseball Decathlon
The Lineup Card: Nine Second-Half Storylines
Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half Risers and Fa...
Fantasy Article Sporer Report: Road Warriors

MORE BY BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
2013-07-18 - What Scouts Are Saying: July 18, 2013
2013-07-18 - Premium Article Mid-Season Outliers
2013-07-17 - The Lineup Card: Nine Second-Half Storylines
2013-07-17 - Premium Article Mid-Season Outliers
2013-07-16 - Premium Article Mid-Season Outliers
2013-07-15 - Premium Article Mid-Season Outliers
2013-07-11 - The Lineup Card: Ten of Our Personal All-Sta...
More...


INCOMING ARTICLE LINKS
2013-08-27 - Fantasy Article Five to Watch: Positive Regression Candidate...
2013-07-18 - Premium Article Mid-Season Outliers