phillibuster wrote:The proplem I have is that the pitcher himself is responsible for the WHIP and ERA, the stats designate how well he pitches. A win is more dependent on how many runs his team scores in relatioin to how many he gives up...it's a crappy fantasy baseball stat.
And WHIP is not really related to QS. Walks and hits are not directly related to Runs.
Well is that a bad thing, a players team should influence how valuable he is, thats half the fun of fantasy. You really think someone like Manny would put up the same R/RBI totals if he played for a terrible offense, of course not. Every stat is going to be influenced by team, division, park effects etc, thats just part of the game.
Also walks and hits are directly related to runs, they just aren't the entire picture. Eventually a high WHIP catches up to every pitcher unless they are one of those freaky types that let no extra base hits, there is no one single stat that will tell the entire picture (and no ERA doesn't come anywhere close to showing a pitchers true talent).