Yoda wrote:Chrisy Moltisanti wrote:So there are more SPs who get over 150K and they do it more consistently. If you have those players you know what you're going to get and there are going to be enough to go around (relatively speaking), why wouldn't it be a good idea to bet on the best late round bet for wins?
Because K is a direct attribute of a pitcher's skills. W is a function of a team. It's nearly impossible to predict Ws (save a few pitchers on a few teams) but it is not very difficult to predict Ks.
But we're speaking about an outlier, one who throws 95 when he wants to. One who chooses not to K people. He has the ability. He also is on stacked offensive teams ever, has a bulked up pen including the best closer ever. If wins were ever projectable for such a low pick they are here with Wang. There are so many variables in his favor here - he can K, can control BABIP, has endurance and control and the best team in the league (for wins) behind him...and he's 27.