I know... I know... there have been dozens of posts about these two in the Cafe in recent weeks. But after a couple of strong outings to open the season, they both got beat up pretty badly in their most recent starts.
Who do people think is going to have the stronger season and why?
(Admittedly, I haven't seen Acevedo pitch. I have seen Riley pitch, and he was erratic to say the least).
5X5 - 10 Team H2H League
C J. Posada
1B D. Lee
2B M. Giles
3B A. Ramirez
SS M. Tejada
OF J.Pierre, B. Abreu, M. Cabrera
UT P. Nevin, M. Bradley, J. Dye
BN E. Martinez
DL T. Nixon
SP J. Schmidt, B. Colon, B. Webb
RP E. Gagne, K. Foulke, F. Cordero, M. Herges
BN J. Contreras, W. Williams, H. Nomo
I prefer Acevedo. He will get you a lot of K's, and even though he gave up some run's today, his WHIP was still pretty reasonable at 1.33.
When Riley goes bad though, he is all over the place.
"One of the teams represents truth, justice, the American way, and underdogs everywhere. The other represents George Steinbrenner!" - U.S. News and World Reports columnist John Leo on the difference between the Mets and the Yankees.
Personally, I like Riley better. Left handed, great curve ball. The problem with him is that the defense behind him is real suspect. Mora, though a versatile player, is not real good defensive 3B. Tejada seems to boot one out of every three balls that come his way, and Roberts is average at best. Once the ball is in play, Riley can't really control what happend to it. And when those guys are having a bad day its ugly.
Haha, nobody knows anything about Riley yet. He has had a whopping 3 starts at the major league level, and only one of them was bad. You can't find any trends based on three starts....it's basically a coin flip as to which of those two will have the better year, I currently have both on my team, so that I am assured I will have the better of the two. But then again, they both could suck very soon.