Hahn owns a 2.34 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP over six starts (34 2/3 innings) this season. He will look to get back in the win column Friday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Hahn (4-1) has rattled off four straight wins, giving up no earned runs three times during his last four starts. He's rebounded nicely after a rough outing in his season debut, and the San Diego starter now owns a 1.95 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 36:10 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep rolling Sunday against the Giants.
Hahn was no better than a fringe prospect coming into the year, the "other guy" the
And most encouraging to me (if not a little surprising given his arsenal), he keeps the ball on the ground, which was a key to his success in the minors as well. In 159 1/3 innings over parts of three seasons there, he allowed just two home runs. He's already allowed that many in the majors, so he's not superhuman or anything, but if he can keep that rate relatively low, he can probably get by with what figures to be a below-average walk rate, kind of like Garrett Richards.
Which isn't to say he's as good as Richards -- the raw stuff isn't quite as impressive -- but in leagues where you have to go a little deeper into the starting pitcher pool, Hahn is as deserving of a flier as Danny Duffy and Rubby De La Rosa.
Hahn (3-1) has been excellent since giving up four runs in his debut. He has surrendered just two earned runs in 19 innings during his three-game winning streak while striking out 22 batters. Hahn owns a 2.38 ERA and 27:8 K:BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings. He'll try to stay hot Monday at home against the Reds.
While researching for this week's Waiver Wire column, it gave me a glimpse at how much of an overlooked pitcher
If Hahn didn't get hurt in his final season at Virginia Tech in 2010, he could have be a first-round draft pick and on everyone's radar. But he slipped to the sixth-round and didn't make his pro debut until 2012 because of Tommy John surgery. The Rays then took a very cautious approach with the right-hander before trading him to San Diego in January, but he's continued to thrive when he's been on the hill.
Hahn went 6-4 with a 2.32 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in his minor-league career prior to his promotion in early June. His MLB debut didn't go so well, but Hahn has bounced back to win his last two starts. He now has a 2.16 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.
As you will read in the Waiver Wire column, I'm a proponent of adding Hahn in deep formats and it wouldn't surprise me if the high-school teammate of Mets hurler Matt Harvey becomes relevant in shallower formats. But my biggest concern is that Hahn will be shut down early by the
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