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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Angels - Signed Fuentes

Los Angeheim Angels - Signed P Brian Fuentes to a 2-year contract worth $17.5 million.

It’s hard to object to this.  In reality, Fuentes at worst is a minor dropoff from K-Rod, and I suspect that he’s better than that.  It won’t kill Jose Arredondo to remain in a setup role - he’ll still be a valuable member of the bullpen and can move to closing whenever the need arises.  It’s not a 6-year contract, after all.  The pressure on Arredondo (and the Angels!) to replace Rodriguez would be enormous and with the Angels missing out on offseason targets like Mark Teixeira already, all eyes would have been on the new closer.

ZiPS Projection - Brian Fuentes
————————————————————————————————-
        W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA   ERA+
————————————————————————————————-
2009     5   2 65   0   62   51   20   5 22 69 2.90   153
————————————————————————————————-
Top Comps:  Tippy Martinez, B.J. Ryan, John Hiller, Carl Switzer

ERA   %
Top 1/3 69
Mid 1/3 22
Bot 1/3 9

ERA+  %    BB     %
>150   49

<10 1
>

140   57

<14 5
>

130   65

<17 11
>

120   73

<21 23
>

110   82

<24 35
>

100   89

<28 53
>

90   93
>80   95     HR     %
>70   96     <5 44
<7 63
K % <9 78
>62   94     <11 88
>55   98
>48   100
>41   100

(Based on Projected IP)

Dan Szymborski Posted: January 06, 2009 at 06:30 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. I Am Not a Number Posted: January 07, 2009 at 12:33 AM (#3044948)
Has Scot Shields never made noises about wanting to be a closer?
   2. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: January 07, 2009 at 12:38 AM (#3044951)
He was once heard to say "Ooook aawwwrrr walla walla eemeemeem ooooop!"
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: January 07, 2009 at 12:56 AM (#3044958)
Alfalfa? I need to see Fuentes with his cap off before I'll make that comparison.

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