MaudDib wrote:I would rather have Ubaldo. Hudson looked really good last year but he is a fly ball pitcher in a hitters park. Not sure I would want to invest in him until I give him some more time.
Hmmm... Not to lower Ubaldo's accomplishments too much, but, Coors is a monster of a hitters ballpark. While he did well there last year, I fear it may just be an anomaly. That, combined with the fact that the Rockies got busted altering game balls late in the season makes me wonder if he will replicate 2010.
Hudson improved when he went to AZ. US Cellular Field is the fourth most hitter friendly park with a park factor of 1.135 and Chase is ninth with a park factor of 1.049. For those unfamiliar with the measurement, anything above 1 favors the batter. the higher the more favorable. The Park Factor for HR only (seems how you mention he is a fly ball pitcher) he went from CHW as the most HR friendly ball park with a PFhr of 1.545 to Chase which is 12th overall in PFhr at 1.063.