Jmar wrote:think about it this way: Wins, ERA and WHIP do not exist. how do you value a starting pitcher?
That's what I'm interested in. the value of those three stats is debateable. but let's pretend it's not.
I would think that strikeouts and walks would be the most consistant stats when talking about starting pitchers....HRs given up would be a little less consistant based on where they made their starts that year, but still a pretty consistant stat..
I see your point, I just dont think you should totally dismiss W, ERA, WHIP as telling statistics because a pitcher's performance can have considerable control over them....