Chicago Cubs: Will the real Brian Duensing please stand up?

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Brian Duensing #32 of the Chicago Cubs stands on the mound in the eighth inning during game four of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on October 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Brian Duensing #32 of the Chicago Cubs stands on the mound in the eighth inning during game four of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on October 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Cubs: Measuring the rest

Getting a little less technical, we can look at the rest of Duensing’s statistics this season relative to last season, and see quite a change. Most importantly there are three stats which have taken a turn for the worst: strikeout percentage, walk percentage, and HR/9.

First, the strikeout percentage for Brian Duensing has seen a significant decrease from last season to this season. Last season, for instance, Duensing was striking batters out at a respectable 23.7 percent. Disappointingly, that has gone way down to a woeful 14.2 percent. The rate of batters per nine innings in 2017 was up to 8.81 while now it is down to just 6.03.

Concerning his walk rate, this is the statistic which has seen the most extreme change. Last season, Duensing lent batters a free pass a lowly 7.0 percent of the time. It has become something out of a horror movie this season. His walk rate is now at an out of control 16.9 percent, and he is posting a -2.7 percent strikeout to walk ratio.

The spike in home runs does no favors. This rate has nearly doubled from his 0.87 HR/9 last year to a whopping 1.44 HR/9 this year.

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