Matt Garza is Consistent, If Nothing Else

Year IP FIP tRA (FG)
2008 184.2 4.14 4.37
2009 185 4.16 4.37

Some thoughts:

  • He's obviously going to top the innings total barring an unforeseen injury.
  • What I find most impressive about the stability from last and this year is how his numbers have maintained despite an increased home run per fly ball rate. Last year he was close to 8%, this year just above 10%. I don't know what his home run rate will be next year, but I do know that his xFIP is lower this season.
  • That's because he's generating more strikeouts and allowing less contact. He's also walking more, but the trade-off works.
  • Oh thank heavens he's not Delmon Young.
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