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03:05  05 june  2018
03:05  05 june  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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It’s safe to say that most of the following 10 players wish they could get a mulligan and start the season over. We’ll first start by looking at the worst starting pitchers, followed by the worst hitters. It may be even more surprising to see the slow his tenure with the Twins has started.

A lot can happen over the course of an MLB regular season. That’s why we try to resist prematurely jumping to conclusions with regard to player and team performance. Now that Memorial Day has passed, though, we can start putting more weight behind the numbers we have at our disposal.

After spotlighting the best hitters and starting pitchers from May, we’re doing the same for those guys on the opposite end of the spectrum. Once again, we’re going to rank hitter performances by wRC+, while Skill-Interactive ERA (SIERA) will be used for the starting pitchers.

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It’s safe to say that these 10 players are happy the calendar has flipped to June.

May’s Five Worst Starting Pitchers

It seems like pitchers are always evaluated by the same traditional metrics, such as win-loss record, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts per nine innings and walks allowed per nine innings. This is exactly why we’re going against the grain and evaluating pitcher performance by SIERA.

SIERA attempts to measure the underlying skill of a hurler, but unlike FIP and xFIP, it doesn’t ignore balls put in play, and also attempts to give a more accurate picture as to why certain pitchers are better than others. A good SIERA is just like a good ERA — the lower the better.

Here are the five hurlers who struggled the most in May.

The goal moving forward for Lucas Giolito in the Chicago White Sox rotation should be simple: get ahead in the count more often. Overall, the right-hander’s walk rate (14.3%) is higher than his strikeout rate (11.6%). That can partly be attributed to the fact that his 40.8% zone rate and 51.0% first-pitch strike rate are both on track to be career-worst marks.

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Injuries to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ rotation has forced Matt Koch into a bigger role with the club than initially anticipated. For someone that doesn’t sport much swing-and-miss capability (12.4% strikeout rate and 5.8% swinging-strike rate), it’s important to control the quality of contact from opposing hitters.

That hasn’t happened so far, as the right-hander has surrendered a 45.9% hard-hit rate and 35.9% fly-ball rate, which has led to 1.69 homers allowed per nine innings.

After a rough 2017 season, Marco Estrada was hoping for a bounce-back campaign with the Toronto Blue Jays. Based off his 5.68 ERA, he’s still searching for it. His walk rate is on pace to decrease for the third consecutive year, but so is his strikeout rate.

Estrada is throwing his four-seam fastball at a 52.3% clip — which is flirting with career-low usage — but it’s still his most used pitch. With that in mind, it’d be helpful if he improved the 192 wRC+ opposing batters have produced against it (117 in 2017).

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Reynaldo Lopez has managed to outperform his season-long SIERA thus far (5.21 SIERA, 3.80 ERA). However, the peripherals tell us he’s not all that different from Giolito. The right-hander has become much more reliant on his slider, too. After throwing it 2.2% of the time in 2017, that number is currently sitting at 19.9% this year.

To accommodate this spike in usage, Lopez’s curveball (12.9% to 5.2%) and changeup (23.7% to 16.5%) have both taken a step back. That slider has easily been his best pitch to-date, evidenced by a 42 wRC+, 30.0% strikeout rate, and 14.8% swinging-strike rate.

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The southpaw has never been much of a ground-ball pitcher, but his current 33.0% rate would be his lowest since 2013 if the season ended today. It doesn’t help that his soft-hit rate (12.7%) and hard-hit rate (39.5%) would also both be career-worst marks.

May’s Five Worst Hitters

With wRC+ as our measuring stick, these five hitters have separated themselves from the pack in the worst way possible (we’ve included a few other statistics for good measure).

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Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous, right? Didi Gregorius blitzed the league and was the third-best hitter by the end of April. But in May, he was the worst. Baseball is a cruel game, man.

What’s interesting is that his soft-hit rate and hard-hit rate were virtually identical from one month to the next. It was the rest of his batted-ball profile that led to a rough few weeks. After posting a 25.0% line-drive rate and 26.2% ground-ball rate in April, those numbers worsened to 10.4% and 44.2%, respectively, in May.

Lewis Brinson is getting a chance to play every day for the Miami Marlins, and there are certainly some growing pains for the 24-year-old to go through. His BABIP went from .232 in April to just .159 in May, but don’t let that fool you — he’s at least making progress on the balls he’s putting in play.

The young outfielder’s line-drive rate (13.8% to 21.5%), ground-ball rate (58.6% to 47.7%), fly-ball rate (27.6% to 30.8%), soft-hit rate (25.4% to 21.2%), and hard-hit rate (27.1% to 33.3%) all improved.

Nick Ahmed is known more for his glove than his bat. While he’s already surpassed his homer total from 2017, his overall production has helped solidify this reputation.

His awful month of May is incredibly disappointing since it followed an April in which he posted an .864 OPS and 131 wRC+ through 94 plate appearances. A batted-ball event worth pointing out is his fly-ball rate — it went from 45.3% (with a 3.4% infield-fly rate) in April to 29.9% (with a 15.0% infield-fly rate) in May. Yikes.

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Between 2013 and 2017, only Nelson Cruz (193 homers) hit more dingers than Chris Davis (190). Through 209 plate appearances in 2018, though, the Baltimore Orioles’ first baseman has just 4 homers. The left-handed slugger’s performance against four-seam fastballs has been on a steady downward trend since 2015. After posting a 220 wRC+ off the pitch that year, it’s decreased each season and is currently sitting at 78.

Martin Prado is a dude the Marlins would love to trade, but his increasing age and decreasing performance combined with his recent lack of health and big salary will make it very hard. His stats at home aren’t all that terrific, but they’re head-and-shoulders above what he’s done on the road.

He owns a .294 wOBA and 89 wRC+ in 52 plate appearances at Marlins Park, but in 47 plate appearances on the road, those number drop to .123 and -34, respectively.

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