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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Peter Fairbanks - the secret weapon?

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Something to look forward to after the weekend, Eno Sarris is set to do a dive into the stat defining Driveline’s “Stuff” metric. The top 10 by that metric are a bunch of very interesting relievers with some very disgustingly unfair stuff for sure.

The Rays placed two on the list with Chaz Roe at number 6 (makes sense, we’ve seen his Slider). But the real eye opener is number 9, that of young Mr. Fairbanks. Peter Fairbanks was acquired for fringe top 100 prospect Nick Solak, in what became one of the more talked about and criticized trades of the Rays deadline. Fairbanks didn’t get a chance to do much in the big leagues as the Rays bullpen was quite stacked in the 2nd half. However, Fairbanks has some explosive fastballs and a filthy breaking ball.

Him ranking so highly on a metric based around the best “stuff” in the sport bodes well for potentially another surprise breakout Rays reliever.

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