Brandon Allen joins Dan Haren in the “overrated by fangraphs” club, although haren has at least been good in the majors. I don’t expect a whole lot more from Allen than Miranda. If nothing else, now they have no excuse but to call up goldschmidt if Allen fails.
Dan Haren’s overrated! (insert eye roll here!) His numbers just this year are better than many AL pitchers who made the All-Star team and there was nary a mention by anyone in the MSM about him being overlooked. Even those of you who love wins and ERA would love Haren’s 10-5/2.61 mark this year.
I played a little with/against (with on selct teams/against in high school) Brandon in high school and I saw him hit the furthest homer I had ever seen in high school up to that point, but the only part that sucked was I was the one that threw the pitch. It was about as perfect a pitch you could throw and he hit it over like 5 busses in the parking lot. I couldn’t even be pissed.
The only ball I ever saw go farther in high school was from Paul Goldschmidt (who was on my brother’s team). Kind of weird that they are battling for the 1B spot in Arizona (being they grew up less than 1 hour from each other.