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What Went Wrong with Hector Noesi?
When the Mariners acquired Hector Noesi from the New York Yankees as part of the Michael Pineda - Jesus Montero trade, there was talk that many pro scouts liked Noesi's upside as a starter. They pointed to the success that he had as he climbed the organizational ladder in New York; posting good strikeout rates, limiting his walks and keeping the ball in the ballpark. Since he broke into the big leagues in 2011, however, Noesi hasn't found the same level of success in those aspects, and in 2012 for the Mariners Noesi allowed the fourth most home runs per nine innings of any of the 142 pitchers in the Major Leagues with at least 100 innings at 1.77. As Jeff Sullivan so Jeff Sullivan-esque-ly points out here, one of those home runs wasn't hit very well and may not have been deserved by Noesi. But it still seems that Hector has a penchant for giving up very hard hit fly balls when he should be in control. Looking a little deeper, the problem with the home run ball appears to have been...
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