All three runs came on solo homers, not a good showing for a Rockies pitcher on the road, but otherwise Rusin wasn't bad.
He'll finish the season with a 5.33 ERA, and his home/road splits are almost identical so that figure doesn't look like a Coors Field mirage. He'll likely still be in the mix for a rotation spot next season, though.Analysis:
Harang, 37, made his final start of the season Saturday against the Marlins. He allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He finishes the season 6-15 with a 4.86 ERA and a 108:51 K:BB ratio in 172 1/3 innings.Analysis:
The rookie heads into the postseason with a head of steam, tossing quality starts in three of his last four starts with an eye-popping 37:2 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings. Syndergaard figures to be a key part of the impressive young Mets rotation in the playoffs, not to mention 2016 and beyond.Analysis:
The lone run scored on a Ben Paulsen solo shot, but otherwise Peavy was solid in his final start of 2015. When he was healthy he pitched reasonably well, so expect him to be back in the Giants rotation next season.Analysis:
He gave up at least four runs in each of his last three starts, but Koehler's 4.15 ERA on the season as a starter will keep him in consideration for a spot at the back of the Marlins rotation in 2016.Analysis:
Burnett's final regular-season start turned out in disappointing fashion, although the 17-year veteran turned back the clock by recording nine whiffs, his second-highest total in a game in 2015. His spotty control Saturday led to four free passes and 107 pitches, his highest total in that category since a July 11 outing against the Cardinals.
Burnett also uncharacteristically surrendered a homer for the third straight start, his longest streak by far in a campaign during which he has only given up 11 gopher balls overall. Although he was unable to help the Pirates clinch home-field advantage for their upcoming wild-card showdown versus the Cubs, Burnett would still figure to be a vital component of the Pirates' postseason pitching staff if they reach the Division Series.Analysis:
Hellickson threw 82 pitches in his final start of the season, failing to exceed five innings for the third time in his last four outings. The 28-year-old has had a tumultuous season, enduring a disabled list stint and erratic performances. With an inflated WHIP and underwhelming strikeout totals, Hellickson's value is limited to deeper leagues.Analysis:
It took Erlin just 86 pitches to get through his seven innings, so it could've been even better. Erlin got his first start in Colorado and allowed seven runs, but in his last two starts he's been great. In that two-game span. Erlin has gone 14 innings, while allowing just two runs on seven hits. He is making a nice case to stay in the rotation next season, but that won't be decided until next March at the earliest.Analysis:
The fantastic seaon continues for Greinke and he's put a nice stamp on his Cy Young resume with this final start. Any other season or in the AL, Greinke would be an easy winner, but with the performances of Jake Arrieta and Clayton Kershaw, the award is up in the air right now. Greinke finished his year with a 1.66 ERA and 0.84 WHIP with an even 200 strikeouts in 32 starts this season.Analysis:
The 23-year-old was sharp in his final outing of the season, retiring the first 11 hitters he faced. Nicolino has brought stability to a Marlins rotation otherwise in flux, but possesses limited fantasy upside -- the southpaw's 2.80 K/9 is the lowest in baseball (min. 50 innings pitched).Analysis: