The Yankees take on the Red Sox’ left handed pitcher Félix Doubront this afternoon. The 24 year old Venezuelan hit the big leagues in 2010 for 3 starts and 9 relief appearances. In his first short 25.0 inning season he posted a 4.32 ERA, 4.12 FIP, 8.28 K/9, and 3.60 BB/9. Last year he returned to the minors, and for 70.1 innings in Triple A, put up a 4.22 ERA, 4.51 FIP, 7.81 K/9, and 3.33 BB/9. He was given some brief relief opportunity in 2011 as well, but with superstar pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lackey out for the season, the team has decided to start him in 2012. In his first two starts of this year, he’s given the Red Sox a 5.40 ERA, 11.70 K/9, and 3.60 BB/9. The surprising amount of strikeouts has caused him to have a low early FIP of 2.87 in 10.0 innings of work.
Doubront came up from the minors with 4 different pitches in his arsenal.… Click here to read the rest