Anonymous wrote: lesgrant wrote:
yeyo44 wrote:So in watching an interview with Pedro I notice a happier pedro, one that says his velocity has gotten faster. I'm really banking on pedro this year. He has a better bullpen behind him. Is it far off to predict these #'s for him:
W L K IP ERA WHIP
20 5 250 240 2.00 1.02
Just my prediction.
That ERA, for him, in the American league is ridiculous. 20-5? 1.02 WHIP? You’ve been cowboyin’ up too much buddy.
Been watching much baseball the last few years? If he's healthy 20 wins is pretty much a lock. His career WHIP is 1.01 and his ERA the last 3 years has run in the 2.20-2.30 range.
I only watch Yankee games Guest, and in those he’s pretty mediocre, especially in the last one. (Just kidding about the first part)
Pedro has won 20 games or more for only two of his 10 seasons as a starter. Over the past three seasons, his ERA season is closer to 2.30. And a 2.30 is NOT a 2.00 starter. Those are two different neighborhoods. Both posh, but different classes nonetheless.
You say “if he stays healthy” like that’s a given. He will take at least 1-2 trips to the DL this year.
He has never pitched 250 innings. He has not pitched 200 since 2000. His most is 241 – 7 years ago.
And since you asked, he’s only 4-4 in 14 starts over the past 3 years against the Yankees.
But, hey, if you want to draft him, he's a good pick. Not a first round pick. You could get him in the second round if you had the 10th 11th 12th pick.