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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Adam Eaton's Improvement

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In 12 starts this year, Adam Eaton is 8-1 with a 3.48 ERA. His eighth win last season came in August and he posted a 4.61 ERA. His stats are most peculiar, though. He's allowing more hits per nine innings, more walks per nine innings and is striking out fewer per nine innings. He's allowing fewer home runs per nine innings, though. His stats are rather vexing. Here they are:

Adam Eaton20052004

Any thoughts? I'm confused.

Speaking of Improved Pitching

Can you guys believe how much Peavy has improved? Here's his '04-'05 comparison, which I found particularly interesting:

Jake Peavy20052004

Peavy is striking out more of the batters he's facing and he's also facing fewer batters. He just turned 24 this week and he's easily one of the more dominant and more efficient pitchers in the league. Oh, and he's probably going to keep getting better. I am really glad Towers locked him up.


Blogger Anthony said...

The biggest difference I've seen with Eaton is he seems less prone to the big mistake at the worst possible time. Last year it seemed like he would always hang a curveball when he really needed to get a strikeout, this year he's keeping his composure and getting that key out. Apparently he's stopped throwing his big 12 to 6 curveball and is going with a smaller, tighter break. I think it's less prone to hanging and when he does hang it, it doesn't stay up in the zone so much. His lower homerun rate would be consistent with that.

8:29 AM, June 06, 2005  
Anonymous the fathers said...

According to Baseball Prospectus, Eaton is the luckiest pitcher in the major leagues. One thing, though, that he is doing exceptionally well, is holding down the opposition in scoring situations. For example, Eaton is allowing only a .221 BAA in RISP situations; in 2004 he gave up a .294 BAA.

He appears to be maintaining concentration and not falling prey to the big inning. Here's to more success for Adam, and an All-Star invitation!

9:53 AM, June 06, 2005  
Blogger Richard B. Wade said...

The luckiest pitcher thing refers to his Win-Loss record, tf.

10:08 AM, June 06, 2005  

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