30 Players in 30 Days: Ross Detwiler

Ross Detwiler


detwiler c.jpgRoss Detwiler entered the 2009 season ranked as the Nationals’ No. 2 prospect by Baseball America. At times he pitched like a prospect but he showed the he can pitch at the Major League level too. He earned his first career win and posted a 1.90 ERA (23.2 IP/5 ER) with a .220 BBA in five games (four starts) after he was called up in September. He was drafted in the first round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft and became the first member of his draft class to reach the Big Leagues when he pitched an inning in relief on September 7th, 2007. This year, he began the season at Double-A Harrisburg and joined the Nationals rotation on May 18th for a spot start against the Pirates. He pitched so well–5.0 innings, two earned runs and six strikeouts–they couldn’t send him back down. He was eventually optioned to the Triple-A Chiefs on July 12th.

 

While at first glance the stats from his 15 Major League starts don’t look that impressive, there are some bright spots on horizon for Detwiler. While he was 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA overall, he continued to grow as a pitcher. See September. We can also look at his FIP (fielding independent pitching) to see how effective his pitching is. FIP measures a pitcher’s responsibility for the runs allowed based on his walks, strikeouts and home runs allowed, displayed as an ERA. In Detwiler’s case, his ERA is 5.00 but his FIP is 3.86, meaning he is actually over a run better than his ERA.

 

Though Detwiler did not put up stellar numbers this year, he proved that he can be a reliable pitcher in the future. Detwiler, along with Zimmermann, Lannan and Strasburg, is a part of the young, homegrown pitching arsenal the Nationals have been accumulating over the last few years. You can count on him being a significant contributor in the future.

 

 

Ross Detwiler Final Major League Stats

W

L

ERA

G/GS

SHO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HBP

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

GO/AO

1

6

5.00

15/14

0

75.2

87

43

42

3

2

33

43

.289

1.59

1.02

 

 

Ross Detwiler Final Minor League Stats

W

L

ERA

G/GS

SHO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HBP

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

GO/AO

4

5

3.05

16/16

0

76.2

84

37

26

4

1

30

70

.273

1.49

1.16

1 Comment

Just curious – Why does a “30 in 30″ piece about Ross Detwiler have a lead-in photo of Drew Storen?

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