I can see where you're coming from with this idea, but there's no evidence to support it. Lester actually throws a significantly higher percentage of
We need a middle of the order bat though.
^this. And Upton is only under control for 1 year.
I'm not opposed to centering a trade around those 2 with more parts added, though.
Part of Scherzer's "inefficiency" is that he throws out of the zone on purpose. That's just the way he throws and he gets guys chasing. There's
Would never trade Gardner for Upton. Gardner's contract is a steal. He's under control for 5 years.