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The Odo Solution

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Jake Odorizzi had the best year of his career in 2019 and was rewarded with $17.8 million one-year contract with The Minnesota Twins for the 2020 season. According to Michael Augustine of FanGraphs, “In 2019, Jake Odorizzi went from being a promising middle of the rotation arm to one of the best starting pitchers in baseball. With a career-best 3.36 FIP and a nearly 5% jump in his strikeout rate, he was able to post the highest WAR (4.3) of his six-plus seasons in the major leagues. His…

How Kyle Gibson Earned The Best Season Of His Career and a $30 Million Contract

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I met Minnesota Twins starting pitcher, Kyle Gibson on December 20, 2016.  After a stellar college career at Missouri, Kyle was chosen with the 22nd overall pick in the 2009 MLB draft. He looked to be on the fast track to the majors until he was sidelined by a UCL tear in 2011.  He eventually made his major league debut on June 29th, 2013.  By 2015, he had become a mainstay in the Twins rotation. On the surface, Kyle’s career seemed to be trending upward.  However, underneath all the hope,…