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Breaking Down A.J. Burnett’s June Swoon

Burnett’s recent struggles are not a secret.  When you have a June ERA of 10.35 and WHIP of 2.00, it’s kind of hard to hide.  Let’s dissect his numbers in June and see if we can pinpoint where things have gone off course:

5.0 BB/9 IP
He’s had problems with his control on and off, but for his career, he has a 3.8 BB/9 IP and for the entire 2010 season he’s at 3.5.  This shows you two things: first, his control was better than anyone could have expected over the first two months (14 BB in 71.1 innings), and second, he was due to regress.  While this number is ugly, it really isn’t completely surprising either.  Remember, for the full season in 2009 he posted a BB/9 of 4.2.

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