Hector Noesi (-0.7)
Hector Noesi was a major league pitcher once. He was 12-31 in 107 total appearances between 2011 and 2015. After going 35-10 over two seasons with the Kia Tigers in Japan the last couple years, the Miami Marlins gave him a shot in 2019.
Noesi racked up an 8.46 ERA for the Marlins, over 12 appearances including four starts. He surrendered a 1.590 WHIP while posting an 0-3 overall record.
After four starts, Noesi’s ERA was already at 11.29, and in none of those starts did he allow fewer than three walks or fewer than five earned runs. The Miami Marlins designated him for assignment last week, and Noesi elected to pursue free agency.
Tayron Guerrero (-0.7)
Tayron Guerrero‘s velocity has never been in question. Despite being one of only a bare handful of players to regularly top 100 M.P.H. from the mound, Guerrero ranks in the bottom six percent of the National League with a 10.7 barrel percent, or, over a tenth of batted balls off his pitches are hit very well.
Of the 115 players to pitch over 100 innings while playing for the Florida / Miami Marlins, Guerrero’s ERA+ of 70 ranks tied for last (with Nate Robertson). For context’s sake, Kevin Brown leads the list, with a mark of 176 achieved over 470 1/3 innings.
Guerrero has always been able to boast eye-popping velocity, but the proof is in the pudding. With a not-small sample size of results at our disposal, Guerrero is not cut out to be a major league pitcher.