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and that he'll continue to not give up runs commensuarate with his hits allowed.
For clarity's sake, it should be pointed out that Fister didn't just allow more hits than IP in 2013, he allowed way more. Only four AL qualifiers were worse: Bud Norris, Jeremy Guthrie, Kevin Correia, and Joe Saunders.
And Fister's way is the riskiest. Therefore he isn't as valuable as other pitchers with similar surface run-avoidance credentials.
(Are there a number of comparable pitchers to Fister whose K/BB and HR rates have stayed about the same, and whose hit rates went up one year and never recovered?
Yes, technically Fister's K/BB ratio is "declining" - it's down all the way from 3.95 to 3.61 over the last two years, still 9th-best in the AL last year. Hide the women and children.)
For clarity's sake, it should be pointed out that Fister didn't just allow more hits than IP in 2013, he allowed way more.
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