Commentary

Ranking the top free agents: Nos. 11-20

Originally Published: November 13, 2007
By Keith Law | Scouts Inc.


Lohse made himself a significant amount of money with some solid pitching down the stretch for Philadelphia, although Kaz Matsui may have dented that payday in the National League Division Series. Lohse is a standard four-pitch pitcher but lacks an out pitch; his fastball is 91-94 mph, and he has a hard slider around 85-86 mph as well as a straight change and a curveball. His control is excellent, but the combination of too much contact and too many home runs has kept him at or below league-average his entire career.

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