Sunday, February 1, 2009

Brett Myers 2009

After a tumultuous 2007 season, in which Brett Myers was sent to the bullpen to work out his problems (despite having an incredibly high K/9 rate at the time), Myers was more or less back to his old self as a member of the Phillies rotation last year. His strikeout rate of 7.7 was slightly lower than it had been the past few seasons, but close enough to previous levels not to be a real concern. He walked 3.1 per game and allowed 47.1% groundballs. Both well within the range of the rest of his career. Myers should continue to be a solid starting pitcher, although his home park certainly isn't making his job any easier. He may be a slight bargain in many drafts for 2009, as the perception seems to be that he isn't as good as he used to be.

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