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Friday June 14th 2024


Where Does Joba Chamberlain Rank Among the Plethora of Young Starters?

Chamberlain is just 23 years old and is about to turn 24 and he's in his third year in the Major Leauges. In his rookie year he appeared in 19 games and looked like the answer to become the eigth inning guy and possibly the closer of the future for the Yankees.

Yet, in 2008 Hank Steinbrenner had different ideas about Chamberlain. Instead of being the eighth inning guy, he wanted him as a starter.

Chamberlain did appear in 42 games and made 12 starts which meant he had 30 relief appearances.

In his relief work he went 1-2 with a 2.31 ERA, pitched 35 innings, struck out 44 while walking 14, gave up just one homerun, had a WHIP of 1.171, struck out 11.3 per nine innings, and had a 3.14 strikeout to walk ratio.

As a starter ...

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