When I originally posted my projections for Javier Vazquez (click here to view), it was before his trade to the Atlanta Braves, so I wanted to give an update:
205.0 IP, 16 W, 3.82 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 199 K (8.74 K/9), 54 BB (2.37 BB/9)
I actually dropped the innings a little bit, thanks to the potential of him being pulled from games for a pinch hitter. That helped contribute to lower strikeouts (though an increased K/9) and walks, as did the fact that he will be facing a pitcher instead of a DH. The ERA came down significantly, and the WHIP slightly. Overall, the move makes him a great option for fantasy owners.
What does everyone else think? Will Vazquez be a solid #2 fantasy starter or will the results be the same?
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