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Reevaluating Ryan Dempster

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Prior to the season Ryan Dempster was a pitcher that I was significantly down on.  I recommended avoiding him any chance I got.  How good could a mediocre starter turned bad closer turned back to a starter possibly enjoy similar success then he did in 2008 when he went 17-6 with a 2.96 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.

Through his first 10 starts he proved my point, with his 3-3 record and 4.99 ERA.  In his last three starts, however, things have taken a dramatic turn.  In 20 innings, he’s allowed just 1 earned run on 16 hits and 3 walks, striking out 16.  That brought his ERA all the way down to 3.87 ERA, a number that obviously would make him usable.

So, has my opinion changed on him?  ...

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