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Fact or Fiction: Zach Duke

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

There was once a time when Zach Duke was considered one of the best up-and-coming pitchers in baseball.  He burst onto the scene in 2005, posting a 1.82 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 84.2 innings, but since then things have been disastrous.

He’s posted ERAs of:

2006 - 4.48 (215.1 IP) 2007 - 5.55 (107.1 IP) 2008 - 4.82 (185.0 IP) Those numbers certainly couldn’t have inspired much faith as we headed into 2009, where Duke has seemingly rediscovered the stuff that once set the league abuzz.  In his first four starts he’s gone 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 29.2 innings.

The question is, is he for real or is a regression coming?

Thus far this season he’s shown gr...

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