Please follow this link to read HSAC contributor Sam Waters’s analysis of Brandon Morrow at www.baseballanalytics.org. Quick preview:
Heading into this year, many still view Morrow as a breakout candidate, but the narrative has changed a little. No one has soured on his ability to rack up strikeouts, but there seems to be a lurking suspicion that Morrow is ineffective with runners on base (as a result of his low 2011 strand rate). Poor mechanics out of the stretch and inability to work under pressure are commonly cited reasons for this issue. The difference between Morrow’s results with the bases empty and men on base seem to support this idea…
Don’t be fooled by these results.
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