jebnasty wrote:would it be prudent to drop duaner sanchez or heilman for him. they have both be shaky the last several weeks.
I would (and did). I had both Sanchez and Heilman but both of them have struggled with their command lately. Wainwright's command has been spot-on. Now this is in a non-holds league so all I'm concerned with is ratios...I'm not sure whether St. Louis will win enough games to make the difference in ratios worth the fact that you'd no longer have the Mets pitcher (since the Mets probably have more opportunities for holds).
Wainwright has 27k's, 4bb's and 2hr's in 31ip. Those component numbers are staggering...they're the best in my MR corps on my team that runs Shields, Soriano, Linebrink, Rincon, Betancourt and Wainwright out to the mound. I took a look at minor league numbers too...the only thing that I see that might be slightly flukey is the hr/9. The k/9 and bb/9 are right in line with his minor league numbers when you consider he was a starter in the minors and now has the ability to go out there and uncork his best stuff for an inning at a time and to have the hitters only see him once. The hr/9 aren't unreasonable but given his 50% gb% I would expect about 50% higher than we've seen so far (somewhere around 0.9 instead of the 0.58 he's posted up to this point). But given the control and dominance he's shown I'd expect an era in the 2.90's and a whip around 1.081 even with the increased home runs.