Fantasy Baseball Scouting Report: Kris Medlen

Posted: 28th June 2010 by Eric Stashin in MLB
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While the Braves have yet to decide who will be removed from the rotation to make room for Jair Jurrjens, Kris Medlen shouldn’t be on the chopping block given the way he’s produced.  All you have to do is look at his numbers over his first 22 appearances (nine starts) for proof: 5 Wins
74.1 Innings
3.15 ERA
1.13 WHIP
54 Strikeouts (6.5 K/9)
13 Walks (1.6 BB/9)
.288 BABIP As a starting pitcher, he’s gone 4-0 with a 3.40 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and a 6.0 K/9.  The real question is, can he maintain this success? The BABIP is not unrealistic, and the number for the season is actually identical to his number as a starting pitcher.  So, if there is a reason not to believe, this isn’t it. The strikeouts are a concern, but they are well below ...

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