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What to Expect from Jeff Niemann

The backstory is known, and my concerns about his efficiency have been beaten to death, but let's quickly look simply at what BP's PECOTA says for Niemann.

  • PECOTA doesn't seem to expect too much success from Niemann this year, or any year really. Think ERAs in the upper-4 range at best.
  • Some of the notable comparables: John Patterson, Jeff Juden, Todd Van Poppel and on the opposite side Chris Carpenter, Chris Young, and Brett Myers.
  • He's better against righties than the average right handed pitcher.