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Old 08-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #6977
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Originally Posted by Nightfyre View Post
Chen has lost some velo, methinks. Part of getting older, I guess.
PitchFx shows his fastball velo is actually about a full MPH higher than last year.

Weird that his velo increases, his K rate increases, his walk rate decreases, and his numbers fall apart.

His BABIP is the highest it has been over a full season, so bad luck plays a part. He HR/FB rate is also sky high compared to his career/past few seasons. That suggests he's been a little unlucky (but is also probably leaving the ball up more).

I also wonder if they're trying to stretch him out too much. Seems like Yost almost always leaves him in one inning too long (and he gives up a 3-run jack).
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