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Keep: Liriano or Latos? WHIR

Postby freeling_prideful » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:16 pm

Latos has the lower ERA and WHIP this year, though Liriano's rocking a lower FIP and is undeniably the better pitcher when one looks at peripherals (higher K rate, higher GB rate, more swinging strikes, etc.).

Both of them are huge bargains for next season -- Liriano was a 19th round draft pick, and Latos a 23. I would have two more years (2012, 2013 options) on each.

My concern is that Liriano is a big injury risk, and that I can't rely on him to be healthy. Latos pitches in such a great home park, and is so young, that he could be one of the NL West's most dominant pitchers (along with Lincecum, Kershaw, and Ubaldo) for the next three seasons.
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Re: Keep: Liriano or Latos? WHIR

Postby Bjorne Greece » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:44 pm

freeling_prideful wrote:My concern is that Liriano is a big injury risk, and that I can't rely on him to be healthy. Latos pitches in such a great home park, and is so young, that he could be one of the NL West's most dominant pitchers (along with Lincecum, Kershaw, and Ubaldo) for the next three seasons.


that's why I'd go with Latos
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Re: Keep: Liriano or Latos? WHIR

Postby donald17 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:48 pm

I agree that Latos is the better option here. Great home ballpark and Liriano's injury risk, as you have stated, are the primary reasons for this.
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Re: Keep: Liriano or Latos? WHIR

Postby jasonpm311 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:06 pm

Latos. Younger and seems like there is less of a likelihood of a complete drop-off (since he's never done it like Liriano did)

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Re: Keep: Liriano or Latos? WHIR

Postby Warrior24 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:27 pm

I also have to agree that its Latos. The park makes a big difference.
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Re: Keep: Liriano or Latos? WHIR

Postby Phillip » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:15 pm

Latos is less of an injury risk, better ballpark, better league, younger and his stats this year seem similar to Liriano's ceiling

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Re: Keep: Liriano or Latos? WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:49 pm

I'd have to go wtih Latos as well. On top of that, he's a 23rd round keeper (4 better than Liriano)
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Re: Keep: Liriano or Latos? WHIR

Postby krunchyfrogg » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:45 am

Keep Liriano.

I know I'm bucking the trend here, but Latos is due to hit an IP wall and fall off next year. You heard it here first! ;)

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Re: Keep: Liriano or Latos? WHIR

Postby Irish Drunk » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:58 am

Latos for sure. He's only in his 2nd season and his #'s are astounding. He brings more to the table than Liriano - great stats in all categories. He's also a better control pitcher which I think is key to success.

Can you not deal Liriano in offseason?
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Re: Keep: Liriano or Latos? WHIR

Postby Gags Sports » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:16 pm

I'd lean towards Latos as he is younger and there is just too much risk involved with Liriano, although that ceiling is very tempting. I'd lean towards Latos with that ballpark and weaker NL West as the deciding factors.

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