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Looking at his PitchFX stats, I noticed something about Ricky so far this year. His ERA is still decent but the stats show his stuff is falling off. He only draws a swing at a pitch outside the zone 19% of the time. The past two years he did so 32 and 36% of the time. League average is 29%. When they do go out of the zone, they make contact 75% of the time. Swings and misses are only generated by him 5% of the time, a career low. League average is 9%. His control is still there and he's staying right around the strike zone with all of his pitches. It looks as though he's getting helped out by umpires. To go along with an 11% overall swinging strike percentage, he has a 34% looking strike percentage. 60% of his pitches go for strikes. He's only really getting hurt by homers. His LD% is around 9% but his HR/FB is above 10%.

 

Overall, it looks like he's in for a year very similar to his rookie year, if his stuff remains the same. Of course his luck is going to normalize and he's not going to keep getting all the calls he undoubtedly does. He's not unhittable whatsoever so I'm sure that LD% will also go up.

 

If that happens, his ZiPS projection looks pretty damn good to me: 140 IP, 7-11, 6.44 K/9, 4.41 ERA.

 

I know it all doesn't matter anyways. Just some interesting observation, I guess.

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Overall, it looks like he's in for a year very similar to his rookie year, if his stuff remains the same. Of course his luck is going to normalize and he's not going to keep getting all the calls he undoubtedly does. He's not unhittable whatsoever so I'm sure that LD% will also go up.

 

If that happens, his ZiPS projection looks pretty damn good to me: 140 IP, 7-11, 6.44 K/9, 4.41 ERA.

 

I know it all doesn't matter anyways. Just some interesting observation, I guess.

 

 

Thanks... Def interesting read. Ricky has been effective but just hasn't been amazing. I agree that he has been and always will be better than "JJ".

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They probably asked Fernandez what he preferred.

 

Ricky didn't get a choice because he sucks.

 

 

lol. most likely. But now you have red sticking up for his player and blaming the FO

 

 

Redmond fired.

 

I'm taking over on Thursday.

 

 

 

I call 3b coach.

 

 

 

Lol. You guys are funny. But WTF?!?! Why is the FO telling the manager who to pitch?! If it's a way to screw up, they will do it.

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They probably asked Fernandez what he preferred.

 

Ricky didn't get a choice because he sucks.

 

lol. most likely. But now you have red sticking up for his player and blaming the FO

Redmond fired.

 

I'm taking over on Thursday.

 

I call 3b coach.

 

Lol. You guys are funny. But WTF?!?! Why is the FO telling the manager who to pitch?! If it's a way to screw up, they will do it.

 

TV buzz. Game two isn't on TV and who would tune it to see Nolasco pitch at 2pm on a Tuesday?

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They probably asked Fernandez what he preferred.

 

Ricky didn't get a choice because he sucks.

 

 

lol. most likely. But now you have red sticking up for his player and blaming the FO

 

 

Redmond fired.

 

I'm taking over on Thursday.

 

 

 

I call 3b coach.

 

 

 

 

I got hitting coach. We're 100% keeping Perry Hill though as our Infield/1B Coach, dude is a legend.

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That's what I was going to suggest Piazza. Fernandez at the moment is your big selling point. Wouldn't you rather your star prospect pitching in a televised game then not? marlins tv numbers have always been good but I saw an article either on the Herald or one of our twister beat writers that our tv numbers were down. Not that I completely agree with it, either way I think the decision should have probably been announced last night

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Who gives a crap what Nolasco thinks about anything?

 

Sure, if he were being paid 500K and had a future here or was something other than a #3 or 4 or 5. For 11.5 mill he should just STFU and pitch and feel damned lucky that we gave him the chance to do so. Whining does not become a mediocre pitcher.

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For doubleheaders, it is normal protocol to allow the pitcher with the most seniority to have his choice of games. Nolasco is the team's all-time wins leader and its opening day starter. Fernandez had made only three big-league starts going in to Tuesday. Furthermore, Nolasco's name was on the lineup card Tuesday morning when players began showing up at the ballpark.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/24/3360403/miami-marlins-lose-game-1-of-doubleheader.html

 

 

Yeah, that's bulls***.

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For doubleheaders, it is normal protocol to allow the pitcher with the most seniority to have his choice of games. Nolasco is the team's all-time wins leader and its opening day starter. Fernandez had made only three big-league starts going in to Tuesday. Furthermore, Nolasco's name was on the lineup card Tuesday morning when players began showing up at the ballpark.

 

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/24/3360403/miami-marlins-lose-game-1-of-doubleheader.html

 

 

Yeah, that's bulls***.We'll appears that our FO is still finding ways to piss of its players and managers and continues to do things different then other teams. But who cares what the piss ants on the team like right? Our front office is always right and have such a great winning record with decisions they have made.

 

It's stupid shit like this that annoys me about the FO and Loria.

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Plus, if the late game was delayed you risk messing with a young pitchers routine when you need him to get that down the most.

 

I agree with the decision, Ricky should be between enough and mature enough to know how to prepare in the case of a delay. Jose might just go straight to his IPhone and take more pictures of snow.

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Plus, if the late game was delayed you risk messing with a young pitchers routine when you need him to get that down the most.

 

I agree with the decision, Ricky should be between enough and mature enough to know how to prepare in the case of a delay. Jose might just go straight to his IPhone and take more pictures of snow.

 

 

Ricky is a veteran. On any other team, he would get the choice of which game he wanted to start. He was on the lineup card when he got to the park which means he was probably already going through his pregame routine. Then he's told he's not starting until later because the FO said so. This is a guy with a contract to play for this team. I'd be pissed and so would you. If Jose did do that, it would be his own fault but considering his attitude and how much he eats, breathes, and sleeps this game, I doubt he would do that.

 

No matter if he sucks or not (which he doesn't "suck", he's just not great and doesn't have much of a future with us which shouldn't matter in the least when you're talking about treating your players right), they gave him way too far short notice. He has a right to be mad.

 

Again, the FO getting involved in personnel decisions when they shouldn't. We are the only team in baseball that gets this involved in them to this extent and we need to stop. It's maddening.

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