Regan's Rumblings: Not in Line With Expectations

Regan's Rumblings: Not in Line With Expectations

This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.

Javier Baez: .191/.233/.355

Jose Altuve: .224/.284/.322

Shohei Ohtani: .192/.297/.367

Ian Happ: .301/.408/.654

Zach Davies: 2.23 ERA

With an unprecedented 60-game season, we knew we would see some stat lines for guys who weren't even close to expectations. How do we look at these guys going forward? Is this just a bad/good run of 35 games? Is this change in performance real or just a byproduct of a small sample size? Let's look at some guys who have been better or worse than expected.

This could have been a 10,000-word piece, so if there's a player you don't see here that you expected (there will be several), let me know in the comments and I'll give my take.

Better than expected

L.A. Angels – Dylan Bundy, SP

Bundy entered 2020 with a career 4.67 ERA and an injury-filled stint with the Orioles, but the change of scenery has done wonders. I keep thinking he'd fade after a hot start, but after a small hiccup against the Giants, Bundy has a 2.50 ERA in his last three starts and a 2.49 mark overall. He's averaging just 90.5 mph with his fastball, so it's not the velocity, but Bundy's 9.8 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 are career highs. So, what do we put more weight in, the 50.2 innings this year or the nearly 615 innings he threw with the Orioles? Maybe a little of both? We have to give the Angels' coaching staff some credit here, but

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David Regan
David Regan is a six-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, including the 2015 Baseball Article of the Year and the 2010 Baseball Writer of the Year.
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