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Say Goodbye To: John Ely, Chris Volstad

SP – John Ely
Acquired: May 18th, 2010 ($5 FAAB)
Released: July 20th, 2010
John Ely was a surprise callup from the minors when Dodgers starter Vicente Padilla went on the DL. Ely didn’t have spectacular stuff, but was a smart pitcher who battled his way out of jams. Unfortunately, during his second trip through the NL things started to get rocky, and his low strikeout rate didn’t offer any peripheral gains. Moved to the bullpen just before the All-Star break, Ely was demoted to AAA Albuquerque last week.

AaRr Stats IP W ERA WHIP K S
Active – Weeks 7-10,13 40 2 3.83 1.425 24 0
Reserve – Wks 11,12,14,15 14 0 4.50 1.357 4 0

 

SP – Chris Volstad
Acquired: Second-Round selection, 2010 Minor League Draft
Released: July 20th, 2010
Chris Volstad has become a solid innings-eater for the Florida Marlins. The problem is that with his $10 salary, he’s not really protectable, and of late, his statistics are actually hurting the team, especially in ERA and WHIP, while he does’t strike out enough players. With Edinson Volquez activated and Drew Storen and Madison Bumgarner promoted, there’s not enough roster space for a fungible starter.

AaRr Stats IP W ERA WHIP K S
Active – Wks 1-8,10,11,13 82.1 4 4.70 1.360 54 0
Reserve – Weeks 9,14,15 8.2 0 8.31 2.423 12 0