SDS seems to have a weird hate for Dallas Keuchel

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Seriously, the man has an ERA under 2.00 and has been lights-out all season. I could even date this back to last season when it seemed like they wouldn't touch him either despite a solid year with Atlanta.

What gives here? As a White Sox fan that has seen the man pitch all year closeup, this puzzles me. He'll never be flashy -- even in his Cy Young season he wasn't -- but the guy has allowed only 2 HRs in 63.1 innings and 11 starts.

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Probably because his stuff looks extremely mediocre with no velocity or extreme spin rates. And yet the numbers don't lie, he should definitely be given more appreciation.

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@BodamEscapePlan said in SDS seems to have a weird hate for Dallas Keuchel:

s a White Sox fan that has seen the man pitch all year closeup,

False. No one saw him up close this year. Closed stadiums and all...

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He could get a henchmen or program for his Cy Young card.

He was mediocre stat wise from 2017 until this abbreviated season.

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Here's another dirty little secret is that velocity and break stats do somewhat impact the overall ratings and he really doesn't have much to show for it. Combine that with a relatively mediocre per 9s and you just cant get him boosted enough. I remember last year the year end update basically upgraded a bunch of players clutch ratings for example and that would get them the boost to go gold to diamond and the like

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@wynsanity318 said in SDS seems to have a weird hate for Dallas Keuchel:

Here's another dirty little secret is that velocity and break stats do somewhat impact the overall ratings and he really doesn't have much to show for it. Combine that with a relatively mediocre per 9s and you just cant get him boosted enough. I remember last year the year end update basically upgraded a bunch of players clutch ratings for example and that would get them the boost to go gold to diamond and the like

I never considered this but you might be right.

I suppose Kyle Hendricks is a comparable player and he almost always straddles the line between being a high silver and a low gold and Keuchel's last few seasons have been a notch or two below his so maybe the lack of rating bump is justified.

It just seems odd in a year where everyone and anyone seems to be getting boosted no matter their standing in the past 2-3 seasons prior, Keuchel seems like an odd omission. I look at a player like Wil Myers -- someone the Padres couldn't give away in a trade without sending a top prospect along with him just a few months ago -- is now on the precipices of going diamond.

This year has been mad.

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It would be a weird card for sure. He'd have a 85 mph cutter for his primary, a slider, a 78 mph change up, and a 89 mph fastball. Maybe he will get a post season card if he and the white sox do well?

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Didn't get have a low Diamond last year? I think it was the Astros' team collect reward.

Not saying he doesn't deserve one this year. But the has had one before.

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I mean Tim Anderson is only an 82 so

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