once again, brett myers

January 8, 2007

I don’t do many baseball posts ’round here because the few that I did were amateurish and usually about Brett Myers. And, since my posts 1) precipitated his decline, and 2) precipitated the ugly mess in Boston, I determined that Yesterday’s Salad was nothing more than a drag on Mr. Myers budding star.

But after reading this article, I couldn’t resist not posting a few thoughts.

Mr. Myers finds himself in some pretty elite company. As you can see, Myers has the third highest strikeout rate of anyone with a reasonably high groundball percentage.

Francisco Liriano       55.33%  30.44%
Carlos Zambrano         46.88%  22.90%
Brett Myers             45.55%  22.69%

Both are strong indicators of further success, and looking at this graph suggests Mr. Myers is much closer to being an elite pitcher than I’d previously thought.


					
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