Brandon Workman has another fantastic season
It’s truly unfortunate that Brandon Workman‘s 2019 season went unrecognized by pretty much everyone besides Red Sox fans. He put up incredibly good numbers and was one of the lone bright spots on the team. His performance last year has an outlier feel to it given the fact that he’s never even come close to it previously, but that doesn’t mean he will completely regress to the mean.
Workman having a repeat of his dominant 2019 is a key component to the bullpen having a good year overall. While it may be a tad unrealistic to expect him to be every bit as good as he was, crazier things have happened. Even if he is slightly worse, he will still likely be one of the more reliable arms out of the pen.
If there is one thing Workman should look to improve on for 2020, it’s preventing walks. His 5.7 walks per nine innings in 2019 was the only underwhelming aspect of his pitching from last year. If he improves that he could have yet another impressive campaign even if he takes a slight dip in other metrics.