MLB Trade Rumors has a list of limp-arm bounce-back candidates here; while it is the usual sort of pile of re-treads and duct-taped shoulders, one pitcher does intrigue the MooCow: Drew Storen. The article goes on to say about Storen "Still just 29, Storen was an electric reliever as recently as 2015, when he posted 11.0 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 across 55 innings while working to a 3.44 ERA that metrics viewed as somewhat unfortunate. Though he struggled last year and showed a worrying drop in his average fastball velocity (from 94.1 mph in the season prior to 92.3 mph in 2016), Storen still put up a 10.5% swinging-strike rate that landed right at his career average".
Storen split 2016 between Toronto (where he was horrible) and Seattle (where he was pretty effective); SSS,I know, but his last 18 IP resulted in 2.76 FIP, a 0.873 WHIP, 6.4 H/9, 0.5 HR/9, 1.5BB/9, 7.9 K/9 and a 120 ERA+ - all pretty good numbers (BREF). Fangraphs says his xFIP was 3.44, his BBAP was 2.35, HR/FB was only 6.3%. True, his Swinging Strike rate was a mediocre 8.5%. Even so, not a bad guy to bring in on a 1 year cheapie - again, just looking for someone better to swap out with Broxton! And he's only 29.
What do you guys think?