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SnakePit Appraisal: Josh Collmenter

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And on the opposite end of the Cahill spectrum...

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Strengths:
  • "Just being able to move from the long man into the rotation and STILL do better than other expected pitchers is a sign of skill" - AzRattler
  • "Josh definitely exceeded expectations, every ones. And he had a very good season overall. He was the best pitcher on the team and it wasn't all that close. He is cheap, cost controlled, and by all accounts, a good teammate and fun guy to root for." - shoewizard
  • J"Even when his velocity dropped near the end of the year, he was pitching at his best and clowning other hitters." - JoeCB1991
  • "If we had 4 more Josh Collmenters this season things would have gone differently..." - Incomplete Translation
  • "You can't deny his durability." - Angry_Saguaro
  • "He was our ace this year." - Paulnh
Weaknesses:
  • "If Collmenter is your best, or even your second best pitcher, you are not going to the playoffs, most likely." - shoewizard
Toward 2015:
  • "I ultimately believe he's best suited for long relief and that is where he'll be valuable for the Dbacks in 2015." - Angry_Sagurao
  • "Going forward, I can see him being a good #4 pitcher, with even upside of a #3, but if Collmenter has taught us anything this past season, he can exceed our expectations." - BrokeNBattleX
  • " I believe that the next level for him would be to maintain the same level of run prevention while give the team 3 or 4 more starts and getting to that 200 inning mark." - shoewizard
  • "I hope to see further development for Collmenter going forward. I also hope that some of the other pitchers (Miley, Bradley, Corbin when he comes back) show similar signs of development." - preston.salisbury
COMMENT OF THE THREAD:
  • "I'm not allowed to comment. Too scared I'll just get accused of writing "cheesy PR" again." - Jim McLennan

The tally:
  • 5 - Highly satisfied:76%
  • 4 - Fairly satisfied: 21%
  • 3 - Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied: 1%
  • 2 - Somewhat dissatisfied: 0%
  • 1 - Very dissatisfied: 1%

It may be way too premature to call this, but I have a feeling that Collmenter might have just gotten the top spot in our offseason appraisals. You all pretty much voted based on previous expectations of Josh, and that combined with him being the statistically best starting pitcher this season, it 's lead to a whopping .53 lead over previous clubhouse leader Chase Anderson.

The scoreboard:
  1. Josh Collmenter: 4.71 (151 votes)
  2. Chase Anderson: 4.18 (161)
  3. Mike Bolsinger: 2.67 (117)
  4. Bronson Arroyo: 2.63 (125)
  5. Trevor Cahill: 1.07 (147)