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May 20, 2010

Fangraphs says don’t give up on Gavin Floyd

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 20, 2010 2:22 pm


It’s true that Floyd isn’t throwing as well as he did during his career-best ‘09 season. But, he’s still showing the skills of a solid starter. Floyd has 7.6 K/9, and he has issued 3.4 BB/9. His ground ball rate is a career-high 50 percent, a positive development for a guy who has been plagued by the long ball in the past (career 1.33 HR/9)

Gavin has been plagued by a .381 batting average on balls in play, compared to a career .298 BABIP. Grounders generally have a higher BABIP than fly balls, but that 2010 mark is obscenely high and will drop. …


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