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M's call up Fister to replace Vargas

M's call up Fister to start Tuesday vs. White Sox in place of Vargas.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4387364

 

Fister is having a fantastic season with the Mariners AAA affiliate posting a 7.18 K/BB rate boosted by a minuscule .93 BB/9.  He's also running a .85 HR/9 for the season.  These numbers are not a large improvement on prior years.  Only his BB/9 has taken a big jump this year from the prior two years of 2.20/3.01 (07/08).  His average against makes him look hitable at .306, but its driven by a .356 BABIP, so probably not.  He does have a higher then .300 BABIP for his career, by a lot, but with the Seattle D, he should get that cut down a bit. 

And he had a cameo against Tampa two days ago: one ip, one hit, one walk and one strikeout. 

Numbers say command/control guy.  And so does Seattle Manager Wakamatsu  who described him as a command pitcher with 5 different pitches.

And a brief report from the USSMariner http://ussmariner.com/2009/08/07/fister-replaces-vargas/

 

The whole thing is kind of a bummer as Vargas is terrible this year.  Nuts, missed an easy one.

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