drunkenmonkey wrote:I'm higher on Hernandez than most people. If you look at his last three years, you get:
2001: 13-15 226IP 5.24ERA 85/138BB/K 266H 1.39WHIP
2002: 12-16 216IP 4.37ERA 71/134BB/K 233H 1.26WHIP
2003: 15-10 233IP 3.20ERA 57/178BB/K 225H 1.08WHIP
Yes, last year was a career year, but as the stats tell, he has gotten consistently better three years running. And he's only 29(reportedly). And as for injury history, I'll take 200+ innings a year for three years any time. I'd almost be tempted to take him first of the three, but I will conservatively rank them --
Hmmm, I'm tempted to rank him a little higher on the list now, That was a pretty good break down. However I think the added pressure of being the #1 in the rotation will stop any further improvement. I guess he might come close to matching last years ERA/WHIP/K's but wins are no gaurantee, as his run support will be less than last year as well.
Finally 2000 he had a pretty decent season as well 240INN 17W-11L 165K 73BBI 3.75 ERA 1.36 WHIP. He took a huge step back in 2001 and that was blamed on overuse. Last year was the first time since 2000 that he has gone over 230INN.
"Son we would like to keep you around here but were trying to win a pennant this year."