Aug 21, 2007

Phil's bad luck continues

Yes, Phil Hughes has a 4.94 era, and yes he has walked 14 in just 32.2 innings, but let me tell you why he'll be an ace within a couple years.

A large reason he's not an ace already is bad luck. For instance, did you know he has the lowest OPS Against of any Yankee starter? And did you know he has the second lowest WHIP among Yankee starters (just .01 behind Clemens)?

Plus Hughes just turned the legal drinking age two months ago (in fact he's the youngest pitcher in baseball) and he's ninth in baseball in starters' batting average against and OPS against.

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