hybrid wrote:he only has a 2.25 era in Triple A, even if he doesn't do anything that good in the majors, I think he has been pitching pretty well (borderline great). only 4 pitchers in International league (triple a) have better era's. also only has given up 2 hr's in a tad over 40 IP.
Yes his ERA is good but that doesn't tell the whole story. ERA requires a much larger sample size than WHIP does. ERA can take a huge jump from one swing of the bat, or remain very low based on a few lucky outs. WHIP is a very good indication of how a pitcher is doing. 1.25 is good, obviously, but nothing special, especially when you're not striking a lot of people out. He has 28 K's in 40 IP, I don't know where you got 23 in 25.2 IP. And he has 11 BB's, not 5. I'll stick with my assumption that he'll get rocked, and I won't be touching him unless he makes a few good starts.
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