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Which pitcher to keep? Price or Felix

Postby c1turbo » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:18 pm

ERA, WHIP, QS, K, HR

David Price
or
Felix Hernandez

I've owned Price for 4 years now. Last year, I was able to draft Felix as someone dropped him. #1 pick because I was last place in 16 team league.

This year we changed 5 keepers to 2 (1 hitter, 1 pitcher).

Miguel Cabrera is my batter!!

Since its quality start, winning team doesn't matter much. So Felix has the Safeco advantage for less HR's.
David Price won the Cy young last year because he was so dominate. Watching him pitch he is just nasty like kershaw.
Should I switch to Felix or Price? Both divisions are difficult...Angels/Rangers Toronto/Yanks
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Re: Which pitcher to keep? Price or Felix

Postby SoCal87 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:39 pm

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Haha, but seriously, I think you should go with King Felix.
I just feel he's more reliable and should strikeout more batters than Price.
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Re: Which pitcher to keep? Price or Felix

Postby Marine » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:05 pm

Felix is the better of the two regarding Strikeouts, plate appearances and ERA. I would keep him.
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Re: Which pitcher to keep? Price or Felix

Postby MaudDib » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:34 am

Very tough. They are practically the same pitcher. Both strike out about 8.5/9, walk about 2.5/9 and have an ERA around 3.00. Neither has much injury history and both at an age where we should see very little regression. One thing to note is that Felix's fastball has been in decline pretty much since his first pitch in the bigs. He started off at 96 and now is down to 92 (2011 was 93). Not real sure if that means something but it is kind of a red flag where as Price has been pretty steady at 95 the past three years.

Personally I would probably take Price. For some reason I still think he has some growth in him where as I feel Felix is pretty much who he is.
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Re: Which pitcher to keep? Price or Felix

Postby Element » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:13 pm

Felix is the better pitcher. Price is in the better situation. I would give the very small edge to Price.
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Re: Which pitcher to keep? Price or Felix

Postby kidsilk » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:12 pm

Price for me

please help

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Re: Which pitcher to keep? Price or Felix

Postby Kimbos Beard » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:52 pm

Price by an ever so slight edge here. No wait, now I want King Felix.

Seriously, though there is no wrong answer, although gut reaction if both were on the board and I had 10 seconds to pick I think I go Price.
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Re: Which pitcher to keep? Price or Felix

Postby murmp2 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:00 pm

I dont think the fences coming in will effect Felix much at all, but who knows. They are too similar and nothing is changing for Price this year. i'd go with Price regardless though.
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Re: Which pitcher to keep? Price or Felix

Postby kaiser » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:06 am

I agree that Price seems to have better potential for further growth, while Felix has reached his full potential. You won't go wrong wither way, but I would go with Price.
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Re: Which pitcher to keep? Price or Felix

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:34 am

kaiser wrote:I agree that Price seems to have better potential for further growth, while Felix has reached his full potential. You won't go wrong wither way, but I would go with Price.


Why has Felix reached his potential?
He hasn't reached the peak years for pitchers.
His K/9 has increased for 6 straight years.

It's close, but i take Felix.
He allows 8% fewer FB career wise.
Give me the guy with the better GB/FB ratio over their career.
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