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J.P. Howell: Not Quite What He Was In 2008

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He's better.

He's better at the meaningful run averages:

Year tRA FIP
2008 3.68 3.39
2009 2.83 1.74

He's better at the rate stats:

Year K/9 BB/9 HR/9
2008 9.27 3.93 0.6
2009 11 2 0

He's better at getting grounders, and stranding about the same amount of runners (even though that's not really a skill.)

Year LOB% LD% GB
2008 78.7 16.7 53.7
2009 75 17.4 56.5

And he's better at getting strikes.

Year StrS% Ball% Zone% F-Strike%
2008 9.8 38.7 50.1 58.4
2009 10.9 35.8 55.6 50

There's a dozen things to complain about, J.P. Howell's performance isn't one of them.