Remember the Edwin Jackson who led the league in losses (18) in 2013? Remember the guy who put up a 6.33 ERA in 2014 over the course of 140.2 innings? Apparently he is lost and some imposter is posing as Edwin Jackson on the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 roster. This imposter has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen and, by the numbers, has actually been really effective.
(Stats per baseball-reference.com)
In addition to posting an impressive ERA, Jackson is rocking an impressive 7.8 hits allowed per nine innings; his lowest since he broke into the league back in 2003.
Most of Edwin Jackson’s innings this season have been in low-pressure situations, which is a polite way of saying “junk innings”, but its possible that he may have found himself in the Cubs’ bullpen. It wouldn’t be the first time that the Chicago Cubs have successfully converted a starter into a (mildly) successful reliever; former Cub, Ryan Dempster pitched out of the bullpen during his first four seasons in Chicago and logged 85 saves in three seasons as the team’s full-time closer.Read more... Join the Conversation...