yanks924 wrote:I am a Harden backer and I think he is one of the best pitchers in baseball when he can stay healthy. My whole point between Harden and Verlander is If Harden throws 100-120 Innings this year which is 4 more starts of this kind of baseball compared to 200 innings pitched of Verlander overall Harden will end up helping your team more than Verlander.
I think that's pretty debatable. You may be right, but I wouldn't bank on it myself.
And just because you take injuries into consideration has no barring on whether you know anything about fantasy baseball that just means you know his injury history lol.
Wait, so you're saying a player's injury history has nothing to do with how you regard them as a potential fantasy baseball player? Injury history is a very important part of valuing players. If it wasn't you'd be drafting Liriano and Prior to anchor your staff...
And if you want to go with percentages the odds of Harden staying healthy the rest of this year can't really be that bad (not that they are great). 3 years in a row he has had to shut it down because of injuries, sounds to me like he is due for a season without a season ending injury.
Oof, so I'm guessing you're one of those guys who looks at a roulette board after a bunch of blacks come up and put all your money on red simply because it's due...not wise.
Maybe I am biased because I like Harden but I don't think it would be THAT crazy if he threw dominant baseball the rest of this year.
As much as I like him, and as much as I'd like him to stay healthy and dominate, I would just be too leery to take a chance on him over a safer option like Verlander. In the end, I guess that's what makes fantasy baseball so great, though: the fact that everyone manages their team differently. If we all played the same, it'd be boring, eh?