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- 1. Ian Kennedy- 7.25
- 2. Joe Saunders- 7
- 3. Daniel Hudson- 7.25
- 4. Barry Enright- 7
- 5. Zach Duke- 7
Ian Kennedy (26) 194 IP 9-10 3.80 ERA 1.20 WHIP 168 K
- Kennedy was fairly consistent for the entire season. He’s not flashy, but he throws a bevy of pitches. He throws a four seam and two seam fastball. His Vulcan changeup/splitter is his best pitch. He’ll also toss up a spike curveball and a cutter like slider.
Joe Saunders (29) 203 IP 9-17 4.47 ERA 1.46 WHIP 114 K
- Saunders came over from the Angels in the Dan Haren trade. He likes to use his running fastball on the left-half of the plate, and the cutter on the opposite half. He changes the size and shape of his curveball, and throws a plus changeup.
Daniel Hudson (24) 95 IP 8-2 2.83 ERA 1.15 WHIP 84 K
- Hudson slings the ball from a sidearm pitching slot. His fastball has good run and sink. He possesses a good fading changeup and a sweeping slider. He put up some solid numbers in limited appearances, so we’ll see if the hitters can adjust to his unorthodox delivery.
Barry Enright (24) 99 IP 6-7 3.91 ERA 1.27 WHIP 49 K
- Enright is a contact, fly-ball pitcher. He doesn’t throw hard, and gets hammered when he leaves his fastball up in the zone.
Zach Duke (28) 159 IP 8-15 5.72 ERA 1.65 WHIP 96 K
Duke is a soft tosser who hides the ball well in his delivery. He nibbles on the corners because of his lack of velocity, but it also leads to a high walk rate. Armando Gallaraga is another possibility for the fifth starting spot. Watch out for pitching prospect Jarrod Parker to possibly take a spot in the rotation at the midway point.