Compared to his best season, in 2013 Jimenez has generated as many strikeouts. He’s thrown as many strikes, he’s generated as many grounders, and he’s actually worked ahead in the count a little more often. He hasn’t worked as deeply in games, and he hasn’t thrown his pitches at the same velocity, but if you want to be encouraged by 2013 Ubaldo Jimenez, doing so isn’t a stretch. There’s a lot of beauty beneath the less beautiful.
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/just-how ... o-jimenez/
You can tell with the tone of the article that Sullivan still isn't convinced like the rest of us, but the deeper numbers are as encouraging as the direct results in his last few starts it would seem.