Drunken Rhino wrote:Like most NL pitchers that move to the AL, his ERA will go up .75-1R and his WHIP will go up as well, especially pitching to the mashers in the AL East so often. His Ks will remain about the same with the possibility of the Ws going up as well.
He's a great pitcher and his value won't be hurt TOO much by the move.
The AL and NL ERAs are similar this year, which is a bit odd. It could be because of better pitchers in the AL, better hitters ballparks in the NL, or any number of other reasons. I agree that his ERA will go up, but only because he will be in the AL East. If he was going to pitch for Oakland or Minnesota, it would be a different story, but he is a guy that has always pitched in a pitchers' park and is moving to a hitters' haven.
The gain in Ws will offset his loss of value from an inflated ERA and WHIP.