Yoda wrote:Jeremy Hermida - .280, 18 HR, 75 RBI, 75 R, 15 SB Matt Cain - 4.25 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 150 K, 9 W Francisco Liriano - 4.50 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 100 K, 5 W (I have doubts about him keeping his job) Scott Baker - 4.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 125 K, 10 W
SCARPARIELLI wrote:So you guys are saying Matt Cain will be as valuable as Josh Beckett?
He definitely has the potential to be, especially playing in a significantly weaker division, he will have Barry back next year hopefully which should provide some run support. He also doesn't carry half the injury risk that blister boy does.
NOt sure if Cain has Beckett's level of talent. At similar stage of their careers, Beckett had much better control. But his development has been limited due to injury problems. I think Cain will be overvalued going into the draft due to the fact that he pitched well above expectations after a mediocre year at AAA.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
I like Hermida, Liriano and Baker for next year but I think that Cain is going to take longer to develop because of his control issues. Major league batters will adjust next year and I think his WHIP could be close to 1.40.
I like Liriano more than Cain. Liriano has a good makeup and I expect at least 10 wins. Cain is a little wild with his high K/BB rate. I think Baker is the most polished of these pitchers even though he doesn't have as good of stuff. I also think Hermida has at least 20/20 stuff.