davidmarver wrote:Yoda wrote:davidmarver wrote:True, Wood may be just a "thrower", but in a fantasy sense it works in his favor.
Beckett, while he may be improving as a "pitcher" (evidenced in his w/9, h/9 dropping in each of the past three seasons), has also seen his k/9 drop in each of the past three seasons.
I'd prefer Wood's "throwing" over Beckett's pitching over a full season.
Hmm... Aside from the Ks, I don't see any evidence why you would take Wood over Beckett. Beckett pitches in a more favorable park, his career numbers are more consistent, he is younger and has had less serious injury problems.
I might be a little biased since I had Wood on my roster for 4 years (except I avoided him like the plague in 05).
Well...I said over a full season so I was implying that if the two were both healthy for the entire season, I'd take Wood's throwing since he'll fetch 50 or so more strikeouts, the wins are about a wash, and the other two are pretty even with Beckett having a slight WHIP edge.
Yeah I tend to agree that the numbers don't really back up the thought that Beckett is a better fantasy pitcher than Kerry Wood. IMO it's an ERA advantage that Beckett would have over Wood, as they both sport fairly mediocre WHIPs. Wood's got more strikeout potential though. Beckett did dominate that post season when the Fish took the World Series, but for a whole season, Beckett hasn't done much yet.