Posted at 9:02 AM on July 9, 2007
by David Zingler
Johan Santana (10-6, 2.75 ERA, 125K/30BB, 1.03 WHIP)
He’s still the best and should be even better in the second half. I see Cy Young No. 3 in his future.
Boof Bonser (5-6, 4.70 ERA, 95K/41BB, 1.49 WHIP)
Solid, but not a top-of-the-rotation kind of guy. Like Bartlett and Kubel on offense, the Twins need a good second half from Booooof.
Carlos Silva (6-10, 4.58 ERA, 46K/23BB, 1.40 WHIP)
Not as horrible as last year, but not as good as 2004 and 2005 either.
Scott Baker (3-3, 5.71 ERA, 41K/12BB, 1.37 WHIP)
Great sometimes, horrible at others, Baker has held onto his job. A more consistent second half would solidify his spot in the rotation.
We’ve been through Sidney Ponson, Baker for awhile, Kevin Slowey and now, Matt Garza. Long live Garza!
Matt Guerrier (1.70 ERA, 53 IP/34 hits, 0.89 WHIP, 6 holds)
Great numbers, maybe he needs to start a blog to get some recognition.
Pat Neshek (1.70 ERA, 42.1 IP/18 hits, .73 WHIP, 8 holds)
Could he be the first ever middle reliever to be overexposed?
Ramon Ortiz (3-4, 5.35 ERA, 32K/12BB, 1.42 WHIP)
Began the year on a tear in the rotation, now you almost forget he’s on the team.
Dennys Reyes (3.86 ERA, 21 IP/25 hits, 1.71 WHIP, 5 holds)
Not really sure what to think of Reyes, although he’s been much better since returning from the shoulder injury.
Juan Rincon (3.98 ERA, 31.2 IP/35 hits, 1.61 WHIP, 8 holds)
Not the same guy we’ve seen the past few years. Possible trade bait?
Joe Nathan (2.17 ERA, 37.1 IP/35 hits, 1.18 WHIP, 16/18 saves)
He’s converting nearly all of his save opportunities and the ERA looks good, but the hits to innings pitched ratio is concerning.