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Mike Pelfrey(notes) is headed for the Rotisserie Record Books, and he's got an eraser in his hand. After all, he's on pace for 34 wins and 11 saves, miraculous numbers considering he plays for a 6-8 Mets ballclub. This is the season you're going to tell your grandchildren about. All aboard the Pelfrey bandwagon, seats are filling up quickly.
Nothing in that first graph is intended to be taken seriously – a little hyperbole goes a long way on a Wednesday morning – but there is a case to be made for Pelfrey. He was masterful in dispatching of the Cubs Tuesday (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K) and there are logical explanations for a possible growth year. He's a former No. 1 pick (2005, ninth overall). He's using a split-fingered fastball as a put-away pitch and he's also improved his slider. He worked with a sports psychologist in the offseason (don't discount this out of hand; Pelfrey's attitude on the mound has gotten the best of him in theRead More »from Closing Time: The case for Mike Pelfrey