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Sunday, May 05, 2019

Madison Bumgarner is forcing contenders to consider trade with Giants

Madison Bumgarner did not get off to the strongest start to 2019. But don’t look now, because the Giants ace just might be finding the form that made him one of the top pitchers in the game.

Bumgarner is coming off his best performance of the still-young season, giving up only one run in six innings to the NL West rival Dodgers on Wednesday. That prompted catcher Buster Posey to say the left-hander displayed “the best stuff he’s had all year.”

As it turns out, Posey wasn’t blowing smoke. Bumgarner was ... or was throwing it, rather.

As ESPN’s Buster Olney points out, Bumgarner’s average fastball velocity in the Giants’ win was 91.9 mph—essentially the same as it was in 2015, when the lefty arguably had his best season as a pro. He also generated 18 missed swings, his most in any start since September 2016 (also against the Dodgers). All 18 missed swings came on fastballs.

Mind you, this sort of trade talk is really only meaningful if there’s any sense of what the Giants could get in return….

 

QLE Posted: May 05, 2019 at 04:21 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giants, madison bumgarner, trade talk, trade value

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