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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby Field » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:58 am

chipper wrote:
tgalv wrote:solid ratios? his era is average at best, his whip sucks, and he doesn't strike anybody out. wins could go either way. pointless to chase wins with mediocre pitchers. it's just going to be a waste of a roster spot, but if you want to pencil yourself in for 7th place before the season starts then go for it.

Wow dude, in all of your posts you make it sound like you know everything and everyone else is stupid.
It's no wonder you have Curt Schilling as your pic.


That gave me a good laugh...

I was actually intentionally ignoring this thread because Westbrook has never really been of interest to me in the past. However, I'm playing in a no max IP league so he might be useful. I had no idea about his Spring or "new pitch" so I'm going to keep an eye on him for sure.
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby Yoda » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:42 am

chipper wrote:
tgalv wrote:solid ratios? his era is average at best, his whip sucks, and he doesn't strike anybody out. wins could go either way. pointless to chase wins with mediocre pitchers. it's just going to be a waste of a roster spot, but if you want to pencil yourself in for 7th place before the season starts then go for it.

Wow dude, in all of your posts you make it sound like you know everything and everyone else is stupid.
It's no wonder you have Curt Schilling as your pic.


lol at Chipper's post. I despise Schilling as well and I can't believe someone actually has an avatar of him. :-D

As I posted on another thread, in 04 Westbrook put up:
30 GS, 14 W, 215.2 IP, 116 K, 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP

Those are pretty good numbers despite the lack of Ks. However, considering similar low K pitchers like Hugson, Lowe, Carmon, etc are getting snatched up at the draft, he could certainly be useful.

I am definitely keeping an eye on him and you would too if you were smart.
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby Tigers1223 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:17 am

3.38 ??? he hasnt had an era under 4 the last three seasons and if I remember right he is a career above 4 era guy anyway
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:19 am

Tigers1223 wrote:3.38 ??? he hasnt had an era under 4 the last three seasons and if I remember right he is a career above 4 era guy anyway

4.35, to be exact. Westbrook has posted a sub-4 ERA exactly once in his career (2004).
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby Tigers1223 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:24 am

my bad. I didnt realize that the 3.38 era was his era in 04
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby Yoda » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:36 am

Tigers1223 wrote:my bad. I didnt realize that the 3.38 era was his era in 04


Reading is your friend. :-D
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby TexasStampede » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:09 pm

if you look at last year's numbers...he was actually on pace to set a new career high in k's if it werent for the injury. my point of the thread wasnt that he is suddenly turning into a world-beater but when juxtaposed against all these flavor of the day young guns...he's pretty reliable.
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby J.C.Fighter » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:33 pm

Carey Saders wrote:He's developed a new pitch that is keeping hitters honest. Might be a nice surprise this year.



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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby Bloody Sox » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:42 pm

chipper wrote:
tgalv wrote:solid ratios? his era is average at best, his whip sucks, and he doesn't strike anybody out. wins could go either way. pointless to chase wins with mediocre pitchers. it's just going to be a waste of a roster spot, but if you want to pencil yourself in for 7th place before the season starts then go for it.

Wow dude, in all of your posts you make it sound like you know everything and everyone else is stupid.
It's no wonder you have Curt Schilling as your pic.

Tee hee hee... this made me laugh, and I have a Curt Schilling pic myself! :-)
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby jswede » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:06 pm

TexasStampede wrote:if you look at last year's numbers...he was actually on pace to set a new career high in k's if it werent for the injury. my point of the thread wasnt that he is suddenly turning into a world-beater but when juxtaposed against all these flavor of the day young guns...he's pretty reliable.


Anyhow, Westbrook came out of the gate last year horribly, then got hurt, but managed to end the year nicely:

Aug 07: 6 starts; 4-1; 1.90era; 0.98whip; 23k
Sep 07: 6 starts; 1-2; 4.14era; 1.52whip; 31k

Overall, after the A-S Break last year: 5-5; 3.44era; 1.36whip; 63k (<<<< and this includes a horrific July).

He wasn't as bad as I thought last year - in fact, his Aug was as good as anyone's. He's worth a spot on my bench -- favorable matchups - certainly if it's a 2-start favorable - he's starting.
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