SpecialFNK wrote:well I guess I should add that when I think of players I think about them in a deeper league. I don't even play in a regular standard league anymore.
A low K/9 is just as detrimental as a high ERA or WHIP regardless of league size, if it's Roto with an IP Limit. There's no disputing that. You have X innings to get as many Ks as possible, while giving up as few H, BB, and ER as possible. People tend to treat them differently because Ks are cumulative while ERA and WHIP are calculated as ratios, but as has been mentioned, when there's an IP limit, it's really a K/9 scoring, because presuming everybody gets to their max, the scoring for K will dole out identically to K/9. So I won't sacrifice a bad K/9 for a good ERA any more than I would a poor ERA for a good K/9.
I'm also going to need a lot more than his last 4 starts in AAA for me to determine the guy is worth blowing up my ratios for. If he posts an ERA under 4 in the MLB this season regardless of how many innings it is, I would be very surprised. I'd call anything under 4.30 a victory. You'd need to be in a really deep AL Only to want a guy who projects for a probable 7 K/9 and 4 ERA to be a regular starter for you.
The nice thing about him is that he's limited his walks over his minor league career. If he's able to translate that to the Majors, as some do and some do not, that will be helpful.