Here is what we said during a Tennessee Smokies status report on Aug 16.
Jen Ho Tseng went from aa to aaa and is pitching well for Iowa right now. We’ll see if the MLB Cubs try him out in September.
And tonight he starts in Wrigley Field against the Mets. What does the Ouija Board think of this?
DATE 09_14 8:05_PM NYN CHN
LINEAWAY NYN [ 0.357 ] < 0.312 >
STARTAWAY -0.46(0.475) Seth_Lugo_NYN
LINEHOME CHN [ 0.683 ] < 0.722 >
STARTHOME 0.00(NA) Jen-Ho_Tseng_CHN
Cubs have an expected probability of 0.72. According to our deltaWAA table the Cubs should be at 0.65 so there are other factors involved pushing the line more towards the Cubs. The NA in parenthesis means we have no MLB stats on Jen-Ho Tseng and we can’t use AAA or AA stats which were good.
In the minors we add Win% showing the rate. Jen-Ho Tseng split the season in AA and AAA and still made top 200 in both leagues. The rate shows he played even better in Iowa. The above is data from our August 16 report.
Good luck to Tseng tonight. The Cubs will need more good pitchers next season. You can’t have too many pitchers.