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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rockies - Signed Embree

Colorado Rockies - Signed P Alan Embree to a 1-year, $2.5 million contract.

Pass.

The problem with Alan Embree as a LOOGY is that his platoon splits are generally unimpressive for a pitcher of that genre.  A pitcher who’s terrible against righties and amazing against lefties has some good situational usage, while a pitcher who’s mediocre against righties and OK against lefties doesn’t have nearly as much utility.  Embree’s a little like the Pontiac Aztek - no fast enough to be a car, not useful enough to be farm equipment, and not ugly enough to be used as the antagonist in a horror movie.  OK, strike that last one.

Not a terrible signing, just kind of pointless.

ZiPS Projection - Alan Embree
————————————————————————————————-
        W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA   ERA+
————————————————————————————————-
2009     2   3 65   0   61   61   30   7 22 53 4.43   107
————————————————————————————————-
Top Comps:  Rick Honeycutt, Dennis Cook

ODDIBE

ERA   %
Top 1/3 13
Mid 1/3 53
Bot 1/3 35

ERA+  %    BB     %
>150   4

<10 3
>

140   8

<14 6
>

130   14

<17 23
>

120   25

<20 41
>

110   41

<24 63
>

100   62

<27 80
>

90   83
>80   97     HR     %
>70   100   <5 19
<7 38
K % <9 73
>61   10     <11 95
>54   35
>47   68
>41   90

Dan Szymborski Posted: December 14, 2008 at 04:05 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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