MLBTR Chat Transcript
Idk, I think there’s a fair amount of concern with Lance Lynn. Pretty ERA, but an xFIP and SIERA above 4, saw his whiff rate take a huge step down and saw an increase in hard hit rate, exit velo and decrease in ground ball rate which led to a 1.4 HR/9. Keuchel put up his best numbers since his 2015 Cy Young campaign, but had a .255 BABIP compared to his career .292 mark. Jose Abreu will still be productive, but will he replicate his 2020 numbers? Probably not. Not every team is at the same risk of regression.
However that doesn’t mean they’ll be bad. Let’s remember all the young and upcoming players that could metigate any regression. Tim Anderson, Nick Madrigal and Yoan Moncada make a very exciting infield. Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert are also very exciting young outfielders. They’ll get a full season of Dylan Cease. They’ll have an extremely strong pen with the likes of Kopech, Hendriks, Heuer, Aaron Bummer returning and Foster.
Published at Sun, 14 Mar 2021 03:48:23 +0000