With staff aces Jose Fernandez of the Marlins and Matt Harvey of the Mets both working their way back from Tommy John surgery, I was struck by some of the statistical similarities (and some of the differences) in their careers to date, with both pitchers entering 2015 having made exactly 36 major league starts.
In looking at the numbers, remember that Jose, who was drafted out of high school, will only be 22-years-old on Opening Day, while Harvey–a college draft pick–will be 26 when the season begins.
CAREER TOTALS THROUGH 36 MAJOR LEAGUE STARTS
FERNANDEZ 16-8, 2.25 ERA…224.1 IP, 5.9 H/9 IP, 2.8 BB/9 IP, 10.3 K/9 IP, 0.972 WHIP
.183 AVG, .253 OBP, .273 SLG, .525 OPS
HARVEY 12-10, 2.39 ERA…237.2 IP, 6.7 H/9 IP, 2.2 BB/9 IP, 9.9 K/9 IP, 0.985 WHIP
.207 AVG, .260 OBP, .296 SLG, .556 OPS
While Harvey has averaged more innings…
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