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Avoid Martis, but not Pavano

Updated: June 4, 2009, 1:43 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPN Insider

Sell your share of Shairon

After starting the year with a 5-0 record, Washington Nationals starter Shairon Martis has allowed 17 earned runs in his past three starts. The 22-year-old's off-speed stuff just isn't generating outs anymore. In his past three starts, hitters have almost doubled their batting average against Martis' off-speed pitches, going from .217 to .385. Additionally, he's not inducing as many swing-and-misses on the slow offerings and his whiff rate has slid from 29.0 ...

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