I guess everything’s relative. I’m not disappointed in his .189 ISO, that’s about what I would have expected. I’m not disappointed with his 13.2% BB rate; that’s as good or better than I expected. It’s the .214 BA and 26.7% K rate that have disappointed me. This is a guy who batted .344 in the ACC and struck out 14.3% of the time. His contact skills are not what I thought they’d be.
I have very little desire to acquire any of those starters outside of Stroman.
And yes, if I had to choose, I’m paying Stroman. I think he’s #1 on my FA list. He just makes a ton of sense for this team in so many ways.