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What’s Wrong with Javier Vazquez?

2003 through 2009 Javier Vazquez had thrown at least 200 innings in every season except for one, and that was 198 innings in 2004, with the Yankees.

Vazquez had long been known in the Sabermetric world as a pitcher who always had great peripheral stats like K/9 and BB/9, whiff rate, etc., but never seemed to have the ERA, WHIP, or W-L numbers to back it up.

In 2009 Vazquez seemingly put it all together as he posted an incredible 9.77 K/9, 1.81 BB/9, and 5.41 K/BB rate, all of which led to a sparkling 2.87 ERA and 1.03 WHIP.

This season, however, has been nothing short of a disaster.

Is it the return to the American League? Is it pitching in home run haven Yankee Stadium? Is it the pressure of New York? ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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