2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Corey Kluber
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Texas Rangers pitcher Corey Kluber to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Fracture in throwing arm. Oblique injury on the road to recovery. A whopping 5.80 ERA prior to a lengthy stay on the injured list. The 2019 season was truly one to forget for former Cleveland Indian, now Texas Ranger Corey Kluber . He logged just 35.2 innings before a line drive from Miami’s Brian Anderson drilled Kluber directly on his right forearm. That sent him to the injured list, and then to make matters worse on the road to recovery, he hurt his oblique and that was all she wrote. It was a rather sad swan song for Kluber, who really was a force to be reckoned with for the majority of his career in Cleveland. He’ll head to Texas, which leans more towards hitters than pitchers, but long story short is that I’m not too worried about Kluber in 2020.
Last year, batters hit .293 against him, and his 1.65 WHIP was the worst mark he posted since his rookie season. He allowed a career-high fly ball rate, but home runs didn’t really do him in as much as one might expect. Now,...