Drew Pomeranz: Padres Ace. That sentence seemed cray when the Padres traded Yonder Alonso, a player they didn’t really want, for Pomeranz plus others. But so far in 2016 it’s been true. Pomeranz leads his team’s pitching staff by both FIP-WAR and RA9-WAR. So whether you subscribe to the theory that strikeouts, walks, and home runs are the best measure of a pitcher or prefer traditional runs allowed, the Padres’ 6’6” lefty has been the best.
I’m going to try to figure out what’s going on with him. If you’re in the mood for some stats, read on!