Kingctb27 wrote:Linebrink and Scot Shields are definitely in the top 5.
Actually, Linebrink wasn't in the top five in that category last season. He was overused early on and his velocity dropped from 94/95 to 91 for a sizable portion of the season. In September he was back to the mid 90s, so I think he's fine for '07, but I wouldn't put him in the top five for K/9 next season.
I think Zumaya and Broxton top the crop of relievers K/9-wise for 2007.
Not if you go by 2006 numbers using a minimum of 40 IP. Assuming Valverde and FCordero close, the top two MR by K/9 in 2006 would be Julio and Turnbow.
I wrote that Zumaya and Broxton top the crop of reliever K/9-wise for 2007. I think you misread my year.
davidmarver wrote:I wrote that Zumaya and Broxton top the crop of reliever K/9-wise for 2007. I think you misread my year.
No, even in 2006, Broxton was #2 behind Julio. I just must have glanced right past him when I put down the top 20.
I was really surprised at Julio's numbers. I think some of the other guys on my list (Cabrera, Cassidy, Aquino) could be real sleepers. Vizcaino was someone that a lot of people missed, also.
I still think you're misreading what I wrote. I wrote that in 2007 the top of the crop K/9 wise is going to be Zumaya and Broxton.
I understand. I'm saying that K/9 is a pretty repeatable stat, so if you want to know who is likely to be at the top in 2007, look at who was at the top in 2006. Broxton was there, too, but I missed him. And there are a number of guys that people were listed that weren't even in the top 20 in 2006, and won't be anywhere near it in 2007. And, there are a lot of guys that were not listed that were very good K/9 in 2006 and will probably be there again in 2007.