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Forget about him? Most have been hanging on to Pettitte (groin) since his last start, which came in his first after the All-Star break. The southpaw is 11-2 with a 2.88 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and a 7.00 K/9 in 115 2/3 innings this season. He has finished his rehab stint. His next scheduled start: Sunday, versus the Baltimore Orioles.
Pettitte has been extraordinary this year, but he has also been well above-average in BABIP against him and strand rate. That, coupled with the likelihood that the Yanks may not let him go too deep before the postseason begins, gives him a limited ceiling.
Still, the Yankees have a division to win, and Pettitte is known for his big-game prowess. This late in the race, a pickup like one of the Bombers' top starters could be a difference maker.
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About Nicholas Minnix
Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.
The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570. Follow @NicholasMinnix
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