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Sherrill Community Projection Results

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IP: 46.1
R: 20
H: 35 (6.8 H/9)
2B: 8
3B: 1
HR: 2 (0.4 HR/9)
BB: 25 (4.8 BB/9)
HBP: 1
K: 47 (9.1 K/9)
RA: 3.85
FIP: 3.41
XERA: 2.76
ERC: 2.83

In six innings so far this March, Sherrill has allowed three home runs, or three more than he did in all of 2006. Of course, his current 18.00 Cactus League ERA fits right in with his 9.31 career mark in Peoria, so it's not like this is anything out of the ordinary. Hell, a year ago he allowed four longballs in five spring appearances before blanking the opposition over 72 in the regular season. So this probably isn't anything to worry about. The community certainly doesn't seem too concerned, as it's projecting another strong LOOGY campaign despite present ineffectiveness and mild recurring elbow trouble. Still a lot of walks, but the rate's a hell of a lot better than last year's, which is neat. With better control Sherrill could elevate himself from useful lefty to valuable rally-killer, and that'd be key for a bullpen that suddenly needs a lot of help.