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Dillon Gee is 14-9 with a 2.86 ERA in his last 26 starts, during which he has 122 strike outs in 176 innings.

He struck out three and held the D-Backs to three hits through seven shutout innings in a win over Arizona on Wednesday.

He retired the first 14 batters he faced.

It's easy to forget Gee, given hype around Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and others. Yes, he's kind of vanilla. He's quiet and mild. He's not great at any one thing. However, he's been effective and super consistent. He's the perfect mid-rotation guy, under contract through 2016, earning half of what he'd probably get on the open market. He has an ERA under 4.00 through more than 500 career innings, yet he is often overlooked. He may not be a diamond, but there's value in him being just a really good rock.


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