By the Numbers - Late 5/16
- CC Sabathia v. Max Scherzer
- Strikeout upside is gone, but he’s pitching and getting guys out in other ways at this point of his career. He also rarely ever walks anyone.
- Through 36 innings, these are his numbers: 2.33 ERA, WHIP 1.02, 28 Ks in 36 innings of work.
- Still much tougher on LHBs. RHBs have done most of the damage and had most of the power in recent years against him.
- CC tends to go 5-6 innings tops in most of his starts
- He lacks upside for me, but he’s pitched well enough where taking bats against him has been pointless. If you do take bats, make them righties.
Nationals: Anthony Rendon, Trea Turner
- One of the elite strikeout pitchers n the game
- He is lights out to right-handed bats
- Lefties do hit him decently and have power upside against him as a fly ball guy
- Scherzer is a beast, he goes deep, strikes out tons of batters, and shuts teams down
- Yankees have a lot of right-handed power with high K rates that plays into Scherzer’s strength
Yankees: Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius