Friday, March 25, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, March 25, 2022 -- "Payroll Slashing, and the Guardians"

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"Triston McKenzie may have found something late in 2021 after a midseason demotion. In 11 appearances prior to being sent down, he walked 21% of the batters he faced. After his return, he walked 6% and had a no-hit bid against the Tigers in which he struck out 11 men without a walk. He picked up about 1 mph on his four-seamer after the demotion as well. Outside of Bieber, McKenzie has the highest upside in this rotation and we could well see him get to it this summer."