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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Scouting Report for LHP Jamie Moyer

This is the 2nd time the Mets have faced the crafty lefty this year, so here is the scouting report from May 2nd, and I will update his stats and his starts since then.

24-year veteran Jamie Moyer takes the hill versus the Mets tonight and here is what to expect. He's won 226 games after turning 30 years old, and is on the 2nd year of a two-year, 13 million dollar deal he signed after the 2008 season, where he went 16-7 with a 3.71 ERA.

He relies on great command, as his fastball averages 81 mph; he also throws a cutter at 78 mph, a curveball at 69, and a change-up at 74 mph. He peppers the outside corner and tries to get the umpire to expand the zone.

He had a 4.94 ERA last year, and more of the same should be expected this year. He is 5-3 this year, with a 4.30 ERA, and a 1.05 WHIP, but he has been extremely lucky this year, as his BAPIP is .234 (league average is .300, and his career average is .290).  Moyer is still striking out only 5.1 K/9, but minimizes his walks (1.55 W/9, which is a career best). He has gone 6+ innings in every start this season. In his start versus the Mets on May 2, he went six innings and allowed five earned runs.

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