MaudDib wrote: HOOTIE wrote:
MaudDib wrote:Between the first two I think I would go with Volquez. I just don't see Hart doing much more than he already has where as Volquez could easily improve on his totals from last year. I actually would probably take Soto though over any of them.
If you look at Volquez whip, it was pretty high. His expected era should have been higher. I think he has a hard time repeating those numbers.
Volquez is a 25 year old SP who had just over 200K's and a sub 3.00 ERA.
Volquez era was 3.21. You said above he could EASILY improve his totals. He had 17 wins. But he was lucky.
He was 8th in NL in run support per 9 at 5.56. Cueto by contrast had 4.19.
Volquez era based on his numbers should have been 3.65, not bad.
Given those 2 things, i don't see how he improves his wins or era. Not saying he's a bad sp, but until he stops walking 90+, he might not be as lucky next year.