Rotowire: Sep 25 / 8:39a ET
News: Odorizzi gave up five runs on seven hits over three innings in a losing effort Wednesday against Boston.
Impact: The loss dropped his record to 11-13 for the season, and while Odorizzi's 4.18 ERA leaves plenty to be desired, there were some encouraging signs in 2014. Most notably, Odorizzi increased his strikeout rate to 24.2 percent after sitting at 18.0 percent in 2013. Further, his xFIP (3.89) and FIP (3.74) point to a potentially lower ERA if his skills hold, with room for further improvement if he's able to cut back on his free passes (8.2 BB%) or home runs (1.1 HR/9) in 2015.