Omaha Red Sox wrote:
Buchholz has a K% of 35 or something. I'll take that guy.
Personally, I think Bailey has more upside than Buchholtz and will K a lot more than him in the future. But he has the team, park, & past failed Reds pitchers to overcome. Buchholtz pitches in a better park, better team, though harder divison/league. Bailey has some of the best pitches in baseball, voted the #1 curve in baseball while in the minors at one point with a 97+ mph fastball. When he's on, he's on and has been injured but a nagging groin injury for much of the year. So, Bailey is more risky but with higher reward while Buchholtz is less risky with slightly less reward. So, it depends on what you need. If I wanted to play it safe, I'd pick Buchholtz.