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Postby hybrid » Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:24 pm

Hudson for me, the big difference isn't how good of talents they are ... to me Hudson is flat out a better pitcher.
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Postby TB13 » Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:47 pm

hybrid wrote:Hudson for me, the big difference isn't how good of talents they are ... to me Hudson is flat out a better pitcher.


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Postby zoozam » Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:02 pm

if you look historically, certainly hudson is better and if we are talking real-world, i take hudson again but we're talking fantasy

zambrano only pitched about 30 more innings than hudson last year and had the following comparison numbers:

209.2 16 0 188 2.75 1.22
188.2 12 0 103 3.53 1.26

that's 85 more k's, a better WHIP and a significantly better ERA ... i know hudson has history but he's not clearly better than zambrano & for fantasy purposes, his k's might make him better
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Postby bleach168 » Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:07 pm

Give me Zambrano anyday. He might be worth less than Hudson but he's 100x more fun to watch! :-D
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Postby TB13 » Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:22 pm

Hudson was also hurt a portion of last year.
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Postby zoozam » Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:31 pm

agreed on hudson being hurt but that's why i highlighted only 30 more innings ... that's just 3 games ... zambrano missed time as well ... further, hudson's increasing age and possible injuries do weigh against him
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Postby WharfRat » Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:50 pm

zoozam wrote:agreed on hudson being hurt but that's why i highlighted only 30 more innings ... that's just 3 games ... zambrano missed time as well ... further, hudson's increasing age and possible injuries do weigh against him


Let's also not forget AL v. NL, which does make a difference. Put it this way: I imagine Zambrano will be a better pitcher in the near future than Hudson is now. But right now, I'll still take Hudson by the SLIMMEST of margins.
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:58 pm

Well pre-season I had them very close to each other. Zam got a slight benefit from his extra K's though. But Hudson is more consistent and reliable, and less prone to fall apart for a game like Zam already has. Also when comparing last season's numbers you have to consider that Hudson is now in the NL which makes a pretty big difference in ERA/WHIP, and of course K's.

So really, on expected performance I'd say they're about equal, with a silght edge to Zam. But I'd take Hudson because of his consistency. Can't really go wrong either way though.
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:09 pm

Both are very good. Hudson is better.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:11 pm

hybrid wrote:Hudson for me, the big difference isn't how good of talents they are ... to me Hudson is flat out a better pitcher.

If we are talking about real world I agree. For fantasy I think C-Zam has more value.
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