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Statistical Nuascances from the Nomad: Gee, Why Aren’t More People Talking About Dillon?

Statistical Nuances from the Nomad is an extension of our weekly Rotoinfo.com Fantasy Nomad Show, (which you can download on iTunes or listen to on the RotoInfo.com homepage using the Blog Talk Radio widget near the bottom), where I highlight some stats that I feel help paint a better picture of a player’s performance and/or projected performance. As the title suggests, this week’s focus turns to Dillon Gee

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When your teammates are a former CY Young winner, who pitched your team’s first ever no-hitter in team history and this season’s front runner for the CY Young Award, it is easy to get lost in the mix. While Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey get most all the recent headlines, Mets’ starting pitcher Dillon Gee has quietly pitched his way into a solid Fantasy option in all formats.

Years W L G GS IP ERA WHIP K/9 BB/9
2010 2 2 5 5 33 2.18 1.21 4.64 4.09
2011 13 6 30 27 160.2 4.43 1.38 6.39 3.98
2012 5 5 14 14 95 4.27 1.24 8.24 2.48

 

  •  In only his second season, Gee is already proving to be a workhorse type pitcher that can go deep into games as he has 10 quality starts, (tied for 10th in the NL for total number of Quality Starts), and has a quality start in his last seven straight starts.
  • Gee’s ERA is over 4.00 this season, but wtih a 3.34 xFIP,  a 3.23 SIERRA, and a GB/FB rate of almost 2.0 it suggests that with some help from his team Gee could finish the season with an ERA under 4.00 and possibly a win total equal to, or higher than he achieved in almost a full season last year.
  • The spike in K/9 is not unexpected as Gee averaged 7.9 K/9 in five seasons in the minors, including a 9.2 K/9 in 161.1 IP (28 GS) at Triple-A in 2010 before getting a late season call up to the big league club.
  • As of Saturday June 23rd Gee had a K/9 average that ranked in the  top 10 amongst National League Pitchers who have pitched 90 plus innings this season, ahead of such players as Madison Bumgarner and Jordan Zimmerman.
  • The National League HR/FB average is usually around 10%, so hopefully Gee’s16.1% HR/FB will show some regression closer to the mean as the season goes on, or at least to the 11.1% HR/FB rate he finished with in 2011

Dillon Gee just turned 26 years old at the end of April, and as his stats suggest, Gee is just now tapping into his potential, thus more good, to great starts appear to be on the horizon for a player that is available in almost 97% of ESPN and 82% of Yahoo leagues.

 

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This entry was posted on June 24, 2012 by in Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Sports and tagged , , , , , , .

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