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Where's the Peavy love?

Postby BeefSandwiches » Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:32 am

A lot of people aren't too high on Peavy and think he is overrated. Where does this come from? I have heard/read a lot of people who attribute his success to "a pitcher's park" but

* half of this year's wins have come away from Petco
* he has only given up more than 2 ERs in a game once this year (4)
* he is averging almost 9 Ks per nine innings
* he has an ERA of 2.16 over 96 innings in 16 games

I'm not trying to defend Peavy (well, not intentionally) but more wondering what is keeping people off his bandwagon.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:29 pm

SHHHHH!
Keep it quiet. :-D
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Postby Mustangs989 » Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:35 pm

The only argument i've heard is his 1.3 WHIP doesn't match up with his 2.16 ERA meaning he's getting lucky not allowing more runs. Still I think he is one of the best keeper pitchers out there.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:36 pm

He's a great pitcher, but he burned a lot of people last year. He's got great K numbers, he pitchers @ Petco, he's on a solid Padres team, and his ERA is outstanding...

BUT, his numbers don't quite add up. They're still solid, but a 1.28 WHIP doesn't match up with an ERA that is pushing the low 2's. Some of that has to be attributed to luck. He's definitely a blossoming ace though, and he's showing signs of it this year...
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Postby Baseballer02 » Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:38 pm

I think the ERA/WHIP mismatch has a lot to do with the fact that he has the ability get himself in a jam with the bases loaded......and then strike out the next three batters.
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Postby rockpilefan » Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:58 pm

I picked him up in our re-entry draft on July 11. So far his stats for me have been: 3 wins, 31 Ks, 1.64 ERA and !.061 Whip!!!!!!!!!!!! Couldn't be happier.
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Postby mikegp » Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:39 pm

Baseballer02 wrote:I think the ERA/WHIP mismatch has a lot to do with the fact that he has the ability get himself in a jam with the bases loaded......and then strike out the next three batters.


I agree with you 100%.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:53 pm

mikegp wrote:
Baseballer02 wrote:I think the ERA/WHIP mismatch has a lot to do with the fact that he has the ability get himself in a jam with the bases loaded......and then strike out the next three batters.


I agree with you 100%.


I'd rather he just strike out the first 3 batters. :-o

Don't get me wrong, Peavy's a stud in the making, but there's no way his ERA should be 2.17 with a WHIP of 1.30. The discrepancies with the league aggregate are astounding, so there's SOMETHING going on there. I'd imagine it has a little to do with luck...
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Postby Baseballer02 » Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:56 pm

beltrans_boy wrote:
mikegp wrote:
Baseballer02 wrote:I think the ERA/WHIP mismatch has a lot to do with the fact that he has the ability get himself in a jam with the bases loaded......and then strike out the next three batters.


I agree with you 100%.


I'd rather he just strike out the first 3 batters. :-o

Don't get me wrong, Peavy's a stud in the making, but there's no way his ERA should be 2.17 with a WHIP of 1.30. The discrepancies with the league aggregate are astounding, so there's SOMETHING going on there. I'd imagine it has a little to do with luck...


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Postby rmeesig » Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:00 pm

Baseballer02 wrote:I think the ERA/WHIP mismatch has a lot to do with the fact that he has the ability get himself in a jam with the bases loaded......and then strike out the next three batters.


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