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Sonnanstine vs. Radke At Age 25

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Hat Tip to Brickhaus for bringing this comparison to my attention. 

Much like our own Andy Sonnanstine, Brad Radke wasn't blessed with "stuff", but he made a good career out of being a smart pitcher.  I took a quick look at the numbers for Sonnanstine's first full season and Radke at the same age. Here are the results

Age 25 Sonnanstine Radke
FIP 3.91 3.90
ERA 4.38 4.30
K/9 5.77 6.15
BB/9 1.81 1.72
K/BB 3.35 3.40
HR/9 0.98 0.97
H/9 9.90 10.08
BAA 0.280 0.283
WHIP 1.29 1.31

It is amazing to see how the two "finese righties" are alike. From age 24-31, Radke had an average FIP of 3.96. That's not super star level, but it's very good for a pitcher with pedestrian stuff. Hopefully, we can expect the same from Sonnanstine.