Actually, most Colorado pitchers aren't good, the good one's won't pitch there. And your explanation contradicts itself, a QS is very dependent on the ballpark. In that park under those conditions, the pitcher has to pitch at least 6 innings and give up 3 or fewer runs. The ballpark that day will have a major effect on that.
And Wins are not just if you pitched well enough (and long enough) to win the game for your team. For a win...all you have to do is stay in at least 5 innings and your team outscore the other team. Then your team has to maintain that lead. You don't even have to pitch well. You could give up 7 runs in 5 innings and get the win.
But I do understand the "traditionalists" argument, that a W is very much part of the game of baseball, and actually one of the most important statistics, but to the individual pitcher, it is bunk.
jjigglers wrote:My biggest gripe against using QS as a category in fantasy baseball is that it doesn't acount for ballpark conditions. Colorado pitchers would have few (if any) QS not because they aren't good (even though they really aren't), but because that's just how the park works.
Same if the wind is blowing out, it's a hot & dry day, etc. Sure a win depends on your team, but so do save opportunities (and in turn, saves), runs scored, runs batted in, and to a lesser extent, ERA and WHIP.
Wins are just if you pitched well enough (and long enough) to win the game for your team. QS are if you pitched well enough (and long enough) to win the game for the average team. Might as well use DIPS ERA as opposed to ERA if you are going on that path, but that's another cookie.