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Chacin vs Gio

Postby skip9824 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:24 pm

I need to pick between Chacin and Gio Gonzalez in a "dynasty" 10team roto league. Pitching categories are W, S, K, ERA, WHIP, and K/BB.

Pretty torn since they really seem to be similar pitchers in most of these categories.
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Re: Chacin vs Gio

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:41 am

I'd go Gio there. He plays in a better park and he's actually got the one good year under his belt. K/BB as a category is a red flag, though. It's pretty close.

I really can't imagine these are your best choices in a 10 team league, unless you have deep rosters and you're keeping like 15.
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Re: Chacin vs Gio

Postby skip9824 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:13 am

It's a pretty deep league. Each team keeps up to 12. Best available pitchers are Gio, Chacin, Wandy, and Morrow. Nothing really of value for offensive help to my team.
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Re: Chacin vs Gio

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:44 am

I would take Gio,but a case could be made for Morrow.
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Re: Chacin vs Gio

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:40 am

I'm all over Morrow there. Yes, he pitches in the Al East, but look at that K/9. He's riskier, I suppose, but as similar pitchers go (both have one good season, durability issues, high K rates and BB problems) I'm taking the upside of Morrow here. I think Gio's upside is a tick less, that of solid no. 2, where Morrow has the potential to be a legitimate ace.
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Re: Chacin vs Gio

Postby skip9824 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:01 am

I definitely do not feel the Morrow love. A 4.49 ERA in his first full season, along with a 1.38 WHIP, pitching in the AL east, and had a very reasonable .287 BABIP last year. I like the K's, but the rest is very "meh."

I really think the upside of Chacin and the better line of Gio are far better longterm.
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Re: Chacin vs Gio

Postby skip9824 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:09 am

I think the lines on Morrow, Gio, and Chacin are fair on TSN:

Morrow: 13w, 191k/78bb, 3.53ERA, 1.30 whip (not exactly sure how he drops his ERA a full run, but lets go with it!)

Gio: 15w, 186/92, 3.40, 1.25

Chacin: 15w, 181/80, 3.46, 1.25


I think the only number that seems out of place there is the ERA number for Morrow.
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Re: Chacin vs Gio

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:24 am

skip9824 wrote:I definitely do not feel the Morrow love. A 4.49 ERA in his first full season, along with a 1.38 WHIP, pitching in the AL east, and had a very reasonable .287 BABIP last year. I like the K's, but the rest is very "meh."

I really think the upside of Chacin and the better line of Gio are far better longterm.


Morrows babip was .342, close to the highest. He was very unlucky.

http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?pl ... position=P


FIP 3.16
xFIP 3.63

I like all 3 SP. Like i said, a good case could be made for Morrow.
I just prefer Gio by a tad.
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Re: Chacin vs Gio

Postby Fenris-77 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:08 am

I'll take Gio by a hair over Morrow, and both by a slightly bigger hair over Chacin.
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