Dillon Gee tossed eight scoreless innings in Sunday’s 4-0 win against the Marlins.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his 2.75 ERA since May 2013, is the seventh-best ERA in baseball during that time.
David Wright has confidence in Gee, and said this after Sunday’s game:
“He’s pretty under the radar, like a lot of players in this room. Everybody wants to see guys light up the radar gun, guys want a ton of strikeouts, guys want the sexiness of pitching, and I’m not sure if Dillon is all that sexy of a pitcher. He just goes out and gets the job done. He’s not going to impress you with the radar gun, not going to strike a lot of guys out. What he’s going to do is induce ground balls, pound the zone and know how to pitch. You look on the scoreboard and see a lot of 88s and 89s, and you don’t truly understand and appreciate what he does until you see from behind the movement he has and his ability to pinpoint his pitches and throw all his pitches in any count. It’s pretty special working behind him.”
Gee has a 3.47 ERA since 2012. In that time, he’s thrown at least six innings and let up three runs or less in 65 percent of his 41 starts.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I’m not sure why this is a surprise any more. He’s been consistent for years. He struggled at the start of last year, which probably had more to do with finding a rhythm after having surgery to end the previous year. I love how he keeps the ball low, changes speeds and keeps batters so off balance. They’re seemingly ahead of his fastball as often as they’re behind it, which is telling of his game plan.
The bottom line is this, which I seem to tweet every night he pitches: Gee is underrated. MLB needs to take more notice of what he’s doing and how he gets it done. I’m thankful he’s on the team.