From Lance McAlister’s blog:

Pitcher A: 18 games, 86 ing, 105 hits, 67 er, 49 k, 51 bb, 7.01 era
Pitcher B: 20 games, 80 ing, 111 hits, 64 er, 42 k, 55 bb, 7.20 era

Identities of pitchers below the fold…

Pitcher A: Homer Bailey

Pitcher B: Edison Volquez

7 Responses

  1. brublejr

    That’s what I was saying in the recap after Homer’s game on Saturday. He is still way too young a kid to give up on and that Volquez had similar struggles at his age. It’s just a matter of time, and I think Homer will be a productive pitcher.

  2. GregD

    Too many fans are ready to “get rid” of Bailey. I know he was drafted a while ago out of high school, but he would have went to college, this would be his first full professional season. From that perspective, he is already ahead of that draft class.

  3. GRF

    Totally agree brublejr. The fact he has been up and down so much masks the fact he is still very young. Not ready to give up on him (especially for a rental player). My real question is whether he is better off pitching regularly in AAA as a starter or with a relief role in the bigs as some here have argued and ala the old Orioles and Chamberlain with the Yankees.

  4. RiverCity Redleg

    I am not ready to give up on him and would not trade him for a 1/2 season rental. However, I would give him up for a Ryan Zimmerman in a heartbeat.

  5. Marty the Cynic

    Pitcher B has a future in Major League Baseball, Pitcher A should be playing in the Frontier League.

  6. RiverCity Redleg

    MtC, don’t be that guy.