lastingsgriller wrote:I am pretty neutral here... But I did not have him in my top 5 or even top 6.
I think the counter argument to yours is that in his second season as a starting pitcher he improved his whip from 1.25 to 1.19 (which is not considerably bad). His era improved from 3.35 to 2.94. So he is clearly progressing along a learning curve. Additionally the move from tex to laa should create significant improvements due to ballpark factor, defense behind him and getting out of Texas heat.
Correct, and if he takes another step forward he might approach some of the numbers the other SP mentioned post regularly. Some of them could have some real poor luck and/or regression and still out-perform Wilson. It doesn't speak to Wilson being a bad pitcher, but more to how elite some of these other arms are.
PS - I won this thread the instant HOOTIE agreed with my 5.