Havok1517 wrote: raiders_umpire wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:I'd actually probably go Ryan or KRod to start my team. They're both younger than Nathan and K more. If Lidge can figure out whats been going on with him and fix it for good. I'd pick Lidge.
Nathan 68 K's 48 IP
Ryan 63 K's 53 IP
Krod 59 K's 46 IP
historically that hasn't been the case.
Lidge 74 K's 51KIP
Obviously, not the only factor.
I would agree that it would be hard not to choose BJ here, but I would definetly put Nathan over Krod. Nathan has had one more year closing than both of these guys, but it's still close between him and BJ.
Nathan 04'-06': 190.1 innings, 251 K's, 1.98 era, .94 WHIP
Krod 05', 06' (only counting full seasons as closer, thus omitting 04'): 113.2 innings, 150 K's, 2.53 era, 1.11 WHIP
BJ 05', 06': 125.2 innings, 166 K's, 2.00 era, 1.01 WHIP
Seems to me like Nathan kindof flies under the radar with numbers like these.