LBJackal wrote:I wouldn't say once 200 K's, always 200 K's. But with Sheets' 8.25 K/BB ratio you can be sure he'll be one of the best again. If not for his lack of wins I might have him #1 overall. Perez was good but not even close to as good as Sheets. His K's are nice though for sure.... but he's more volatile IMO.
I think once you take age into account, you might pick Perez, at least in a keeper. Perez is just 22, while Sheets is 25. Perez gets more K's per 9 and fewer hits, so WHIP is about equal, despite Sheets awesome control. Neither is going to get many wins unless lucky, but at least Sheets is on a team that has some good young players on the farm. ERA is about equal, too.
So, Perez wins Ks, while Sheets probably has the better future on wins. They are equal on the other two, but Perez is 3 years younger, so has the higher ceiling. Sheets does have the longer MLB track record, but I think Perez is the larger talent.
Glad I picked him off waivers last May.