Thursday, November 8, 2012

Recapping Bronson Arroyo's 2012 season

It was a bounce-back year for veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo in 2012. After suffering through a dismal campaign in '11 (5.07 ERA, MLB-leading 46 HR allowed, 1.367 WHIP), the 35-year old experienced a strong resurgence this time around. As the longest-tenured Red on the roster (7+ years) and the only starting pitcher over 26, Arroyo was heavily relied upon for providing plenty of leadership to the youngsters. And that proved to be huge as he helped the club win their second division crown in three seasons.

Here is a better look at the notables from Arroyo's 2012 season:

+ Recorded 200+ IP for the seventh time in the last eight seasons (202 IP)
+ Posted lowest single-season ERA since 2006 (3.74)
+ Boasted the best K/BB ratio (3.69) of his entire career
+ Tallied double-digit wins (12) for the seventh time in his career
+ Threw seven innings of one-hit, shutout ball in Game Two of the NLDS to earn the win
+ Posted a 3.4 WAR which was his highest since '06 (6.5)
+ Did not commit a single error in 47 chances
+ Went 8-1 during the months of July and August
+ Allowed more hits (209) than any other Reds pitcher
+ 19 of his 32 starts went down as quality starts
+ Performed "Reds Hooded Sweatshirt"
+ Walked the fewest batters (35) of any Reds starter
+ Earned a base salary of $12M

Did you know? Arroyo is under contract through the end of 2013 at a price of $11.5M.

Here's a look back at the players we have already covered:

Joey Votto
Jay Bruce
Brandon Phillips
Johnny Cueto
Mat Latos
Aroldis Chapman

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