George_Foreman wrote:i've got him down for
which puts him in the top 50 SPs easily. 'course, this is assuming he's healthy, etc.
If he does that...I'll probably need some Depends.
I suppose these numbers aren't too far off from '02 and '03 though...which is a good, good thing. The wins total will probably be high, but who knows - maybe the Pirates will decide to score more this year. I doubt it, but we can hope. I'm going to guess that WHIP will be higher as well. Judging by the IP he had back then 200 isn't a bad guess. We just have to hope he isn't the other guy who needs a Tommy John this year...seems like we get one or two every year, and Van Benschoten already had one.
And best of all - he doesn't have to worry about being the "ace" this year. That could have played a part in what he did last year as well. I think that can have a big impact on your game. I know it doesn't stay that way for long, but he won't have to face as many staff aces this year most likely because he'll be the #2 starter. It seemed like he pitched against Sheets and Oswalt every time we played them.