HOOTIE wrote:Felix Everybody says Felix can't win. Last 3 years wins Weaver 47 Felix 46
And yet aside from a 19 win campaign in 2009, Felix doesn't have much offense to back him up these days to warrant better win stats than Weaver. Can you bank on him topping Weaver this year across the board? Weaver has only recently come into his own, so along with Pujols there's a chance that his skill and his team builds up his statistics.
I suppose a better consideration is what the OP wishes to bank on. If s/he wants consistency go with Felix. If s/he thinks Weaver is on the up and up, then gamble on Weaver.
Not sure why you say that? You have to look at babip and xFIP some. Felix babip was .307, Weaver .250. Weaver was .26 under his norm, Felix .10 over. Weavers strand rate was above his normal, Felix under. So that tells you Weaver had some luck last year, Felix none. Weaver won 4 more games, but if you factor in no luck for both, that number is much closer. BP has LAA increasing .36 runs per game, Seattle .37 runs per game. LAA is projected to score 107 more runs true. But it doesn't mean the SP gets that average. If you factor in skill, take out luck, other then maybe wins, i don't see Weaver above Felix.
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I'm a fan of never drafting off "feeling" and going purely on stats and what's "more likely to happen". I'd rather take a proven veteran who may be on the decline than a question mark newcomer with hype, but that has nothing to do with these 3 guys obviously. Can any of you help with my topic? viewtopic.php?t=440910 Thanks
Real close between Weaver and Felix.... If you want to go by the safe play, I say Felix. BUT then again Weaver has simply gotten better each year for 4 straight and his team has gotten better from last year. 20 wins would not surprise me. Your not going to go wrong with either pick.