I don't think that switching leahues is that big of a deal for hitters but I usually expect below average numbers for the beginning of the season if it is the player's first time facing the pitchers in his new league. Then again, interleague play has allowed hitters to see the pitchers from the opposite league more so the effect is much less now.
As for pitchers, if a guy goes from the NL to the AL, I expect his ERA and WHIP to go up some b/c of the DH and vice versa for a guy going to the NL. Othercategories such as wins or saves are very dependant on the new team the player is on. Also, a lot of times pitchers will have good success their first time facing the teams in their new league, but on the second and third time around they will come back to Earth.
Last edited by KPucks on Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.