sinicalypse wrote:i think zito's slightly on the decline, so i'm inclined to say that it will be hudson.
i'd want mulder over either of them though.
How can a 25 year old be on the decline? Zito is fine, if anything he's undervalued this year because of his record last year, due largely in part to lack of run support and blown saves. He still managed a 3.30 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.
The year before his Cy Young award season he put up a higher ERA and a WHIP than he did last year, but still won more and lost fewer games. Overall he has a career 3.12 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, not too shabby.
Hudson, who is 3 years older than Zito, has comparable career numbers, and was better last year. But IMO Zito's K's give him the fantasy edge.