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Postby SportsLitter » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:24 am

Is Roy Oswalt the best pitcher in baseball. He's been top 3 in Cy Young voting for the last couple of years. Back to Back 20 game winner (and likely will win 20 more this year). Always has a sub 3 era and nearly 200k's

So far this season, 4-0, 2.48 era, 23k's

Can you think of a more consistent and dominant pitcher in baseball over the last few years?
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Postby Eightan » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:30 am

you make a great case as far as consistency goes... but i think that santana is still better given his higher k's and ultimately lower era and whip. sure, oswalt has a 2.48 era now but i think over the course of the year it will probably climb to closer to 3.
so, while oswalt exhibits consistency i'd still say that santana is a better pitcher. and he's also a little younger i think, which is usually good.
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Postby Philliebuster » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:30 am

If someone offered me Oswalt for my Johan I would decline.
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Postby Ender » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:36 am

No and the stuff you said about him isn't even all true. In 2004 he had a 3.49 ERA and last year he should have had an ERA over 3 as well given his WHIP.

He has been very healthy though which is always a big plus and he got the big Wins which is largely just luck. I guess it really depends on what you are asking though. If you mean best real pitcher in baseball the past 2 years(ignoring missed time with injuries) I wouldn't put him in the top 5. If you meant top fantasy pitcher then the wins and lack of injuries has him the top few but Santana is still #1.
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Postby mak1277 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:36 am

I'll take Oswalt over Johan in the real world....probably the reverse in fantasy.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:37 am

Johan, is the most dominating pitcher in baseball. I think, Oswalt is among the top 5 though. He's super consistent and he eats up innings. When Oswalt's curve is on and he's getting those groundballs he's really tough to beat.
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Postby Matthias » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:40 am

mak1277 wrote:I'll take Oswalt over Johan in the real world....probably the reverse in fantasy.


even though roy pitches in the nl and johan in the al?
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Postby J35J » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:45 am

Ender wrote:No and the stuff you said about him isn't even all true. In 2004 he had a 3.49 ERA and last year he should have had an ERA over 3 as well given his WHIP.

He has been very healthy though which is always a big plus and he got the big Wins which is largely just luck. I guess it really depends on what you are asking though. If you mean best real pitcher in baseball the past 2 years(ignoring missed time with injuries) I wouldn't put him in the top 5. If you meant top fantasy pitcher then the wins and lack of injuries has him the top few but Santana is still #1.


Agreed. There a handful of guys I would rather have in real life than Oswalt, which isn't a bad thing, Oswalt is still a stud there are just a few guys I would rather have.

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Postby Fireball Express » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:47 am

When Johan does it from start to finish I will say he is the best SP. So far he is a dominating 2nd half pitcher. He's never had a good start to the season.

Oswalt seems to know how to win games but there is something lacking there.

I'll take Carpenter over both of those guys.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:53 am

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