Goose Joak Concept Card
Zack took a new approach this year. Fewer sliders, fewer curves, more change ups. The result was a decrease in K rate and an increase in GB rate. However, his BABIP did not go down at all. I think a lot of this was due to his infield. I love Aviles and Ka'aihue but they are not gold glovers out there. Then you add Betemit, Butler, Getz, Yuni...again, nobody out there is a human vacuum.
That said, if Zack is saving his arm for when it really matters (be it with a contending Royals team or another team entirely), then I really can't help but applaud his approach.