It is no secret that Chad Billingsley is struggling mightily at this point. Fantasy owners almost wish that Joe Torre had opted to pull him from the rotation, giving him a week to clear his head, instead of reaffirming his position. It would have made things a lot easier. Looking at his overall numbers would show a solid pitcher, one definitely worth using, though more of a mid-rotation option as opposed to a fantasy ace: 12 Wins
165 Strikeouts (8.13 K/9)
75 Walks (3.70 BB/9)
Those are good on the surface, but if you had looked at them on July 5, when he was 9-4 with a 3.14 ERA, he would have looked a whole lot better. Since then he’s been in a freefall, going 3-6 with a 5.39 ERA and 1.43 WHIP ...
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Article written by Eric Stashin