Yoda wrote:I think Zito will have a big year. Mid 3 ERA, 180 K and a decent WHIP. W might be light but he should be very successful in his first year in the NL.
You obviously haven't seen Durham, Feliz and Bonds play defense if you think his WHIP will be good!
I certainly do like him more in the NL, I just personally have pretty tempered expectations. I also don't see quite that big of a K spike, most DH's K almost as much as a pitcher and most NL clubs seem to build for defense and contact more than in the AL (probably why they aren't as good) so in general pitchers don't see a large spike in K's when switching anymore.
HIs K rate as pretty much gone down every year since 2002 so I just don't see a big rebound for him at this point.