Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Punching Aruban

Sir Sidney is 3-0 with a 2.95 ERA for the Rangers. Ponson hasn't been particularly good in recent years, but a part of that is his poor luck on balls in play. This year his BABIP is more in line with were it should be (it's at .306) and so his ERA matches up well with his FIP (3.29). He's not striking out many batters (4.31 per nine), but is showing good control (2.27 BB/9) and is getting a ton of groundballs (57.7%) and so is keeping the ball in the yard (0.23 HR/9). I doubt he keeps his ERA under 4, but I think Ponson can be a credible #4/5 starter this year.

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