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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||12.00||12.00||0.00||3.92||1.27||162.00||60.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Boston|| 32.1||3||1|| 1.95||0||11||32|
|vs LHB|| 114.2||0||0|| 3.38||0||40||91|
|vs RHB|| 86.2||0||0|| 3.95||0||27||83|
|Last 10 Games|
|Chris Tillman strikes out two vs. Twins |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/5/14) Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman surrendered three runs (one earned) on four hits in 2 1/3 innings while striking out two in Wednesday's spring start against the Twins.
Tillman had a strong showing in his debut last week, striking out three in two scoreless innings, but things didn't go as smoothly Wednesday as the Twins jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings. Tillman is in the mix to start on opening day for Baltimore.
|Chris Tillman strikes out three in spring debut Friday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(2/28/14) Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman looked sharp in Friday's spring debut, striking out three batters and allowing one hit in two scoreless innings in his team's 4-2 win over the Rays.
"I felt good about my stuff," Tillman told MLB.com after the start. "Just wanted to work on fastball command for the most part. I think this early in spring, it doesn't really matter who you face. It's just going out there and getting the feel again; we face our own hitters the first two weeks and it isn't the same feel. So it was good to get the juices flowing again."
After a shaky start to his MLB career from 2009 to 2011, Tillman has excelled when called upon over the last two seasons. He went 16-7 with a 3.71 ERA and 179:68 K:BB ratio in 206 1/3 innings last season.
|Chris Tillman and Zach Britton to get early spring action |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/23/14) Orioles pitchers Chris Tillman and Zach Britton will pitch in the team's first spring game, according to MLB.com.
Both players are expected to go two innings in their spring debuts. Miguel Gonzalez is slated to pitch Saturday if he can get through bullpen sessions throughout the week. Tillman could be named the team's opening day starter with a strong spring. Britton is competing for a spot on the 25-man roster.
|Starting opening day would be 'big deal' Chris Tillman |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/4/14) Chris Tillman is on track to be the Orioles' opening day starter, according to CSNBaltimore.com. It's an honor he would "love" to have.
"It’s kind of a big deal for anybody," Tillman said. "I’ve watched in the past guys get the news that they’d be the opening day starter, and it’s been special for them."
Even though Tillman is pretty much assured of a rotation spot, he said his mentality heading into spring training hasn't changed from previous years.
"One of the younger guys asked me, 'How does it feel knowing coming into spring?' I told him that every year I come into spring with the same mentality. You’ve got to compete for it. When there’s that competition, it’s more fun," Tillman said.
|Chris Tillman blasted in no-decision |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/29/13) Chris Tillman has struggled to keep the ball in the park all season long, and Sunday's swan song against the Red Sox was no exception. Tillman allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk, and three of those runs came on home runs by Jacoby Ellsbury and Quintin Berry -- the 32nd and 33rd homers yielded by 25-year-old this season.
Tillman did strike out five batters and, since he wasn't involved in the decision, his record for the Orioles remained at 16-7. He finished the season with a 3.71 ERA.
|Chris Tillman finished 2013 with a second straight solid season, posting a 3.71 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and striking out 179 batters in 206 1/3 innings. While he was slightly better on the road, Tillman's splits were relatively even -- his ERA didn't go off the charts in any month, and his first half was remarkably similar to his second. Tillman also avoided implosions, giving up five or more runs in a game just four times over 33 starts. And he finished strong in the strikeout department, with five games of eight or more strikeouts over his last eight. There are some minor concerns with his peripheral numbers -- Tillman's BABIP still suggests a slight bit of luck, and his strand rate is above league average (implying that more runs should score against him in 2014, if everything evens out), but he had wonky peripherals in 2012, too, so it's looking more like a rule than the exception. This all adds up to Tillman being an underrated asset heading into 2014 -- a quietly excellent pitcher who won't excite drafters with flashy strikeout numbers (although one could argue there is some potential there) or eye-poppingly low ratios, but could be a rotation cog who can be left in the lineup every week to do good things. Tillman makes for a stellar late-round sleeper in most Fantasy formats.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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