Amazinz wrote:Hudson for me.
I have trouble believing Wood will beat Hudson in WHIP. Wood walks too many people to do that. I see Hudson beating Wood in every category except Ks by a fair margin. You're still going to get 160-180 Ks out of Hudson and he could be a 20-game winner this year. Those Ws are tough to come by.
Wood's WHIP the past 3 years:
Aside from 03, which I maintain was a lucky year for Hudson in terms of hits allowed, the two are pretty even in WHIP. Wood does walk a lot of batters, but all those Ks keep the ball out of play and it evens out a bit.
And Hudson only had 4.9 K / 9 IP last year, which is a cause for some concern. While that number should rebound, it's no given.
Then of course for me there's always an enormous upside factor with Wood. His stuff is as good as there is, and he's still got the potential to put it all together and be a top 5 guy.