Last Week's Stats: 2 GS, 0-0 W-L, 7.2 IP, 9.41 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 3.5 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, 1.00 K/BB
After a disappointing showing in his first full season of professional ball, Nick Travieso has rebounded in a huge way through the first third of his 2014 season. Over 10 starts—53.1 innings pitched—the 20-year-old boasts a strong stat line, including a 2.87 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP and season averages of 7.3 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, 4.78 K/BB and 7.3 H/9.
Travieso has nearly halved his walk rate from the 2013 season, walking just 4.2 percent of batters, compared to 7.8 percent in 2013. More impressive, though, is the fact that he's done that all while raising his strikeout rate—19.9 percent in 2014, up from 17.5 percent in 2013.
The first outing of his week came back on May 21, and it was monumentally better. Over five innings pitched, Travieso allowed just one earned run on one hit and no walks while striking out three.
Despite a solid first outing, Travieso's Week 7 numbers look awful when combined into one single stat line, but that's the result of one horrible appearance—his worst of the season—on May 26. In that outing, Travieso went just 2.2 innings, allowing eight earned runs on eight hits and three walks.
The Florida-prep product will look to rebound in his next start after surrendering a season-high eight earned runs in his last start.
2014 Stats: 10 GS, 5-2 W-L, 53.1 IP, 2.87 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 7.3 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, 4.78 K/BB