foulballstrike3 wrote:Yeah, last year was the exception, but he is still young. There is no way that I would go into the season w/ the O's #5 as my #5. He was dominant last year at times (a yankees game comes to mind) but was very avg. mostly. Pitching as a #5 (which is where most people have him projected in the rotation) can only help his win total though.
Actually, that's a common mistake. The only time rotation spot means anthing is the first week or two of the season, and the first week or two after the All-Star break.
#5 pitchers do not just face other #5 pitchers, just like #1 pitchers don't just face #1 pitchers. It's just not possible with all the off days, and crazy schedules of the teams.
Oh, another thing about being a #5 starter is that he could get skipped in the rotation once in awhile, and thus, get fewer starts over the course of the season.
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