Burnett Is Heating Up….

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Burnett Is Heating Up….
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(The Voice of Yankees Universe)

AJ Burnett has got a lot of criticism since coming to the Yankees. Some believe the guy can only pitch in contract years, and others don’t believe he is worth the $82.5M they spent on him. On May 9th, AJ sat at a record of (W-L) 2-2 and had a 5.28ERA. People were down on him, but there is reason to think he has turned a corner.

In his last five starts, Burnett has compiled these numbers:

29IP  (W-L) 3-2  25H 10R  7ER  17BB 32K  2.17ERA  .231BA

Is that good enough for you guys? You can’t expect a guy to adjust right away to a new team and a new ballpark. The weather hasn’t even warmed up yet, and you never know what might happen. His career splits show that he has a 4.01 ERA in the first half, compared to a 3.71 second half ERA. So, is he a second half pitcher? He has better numbers in almost every stat category. We’ll have to wait and see how it plays out. 

Look at that smirk…..


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