colour wolf wrote:OK, instead of a Schmidt comparison, how about a Jamie Moyer comparison.
From 86-95 (ages 23-32)
ERA (I know, not the best measure, but still...)
86 - 5.05
87 - 5.10
88 - 3.48
89 - 4.86
90 - 4.66
91 - 5.74
92 - DNP
93 - 3.43
94 - 4.77
95 - 5.21
Never more than 12 wins.
Since then, he's had one season with an ERA over 4, and never had less than 13 wins.
Could Loaiza be the new Moyer?
Cool. Something tangible to discuss.
Ok, 2 problems with comparing Loaiza to Moyer.
#1--Moyer had a sub 3.50 era twice in that stretch.
3.48 in 202 innings in '88
3.43 in 152 innings in '93
He showed that he could do it if given the chance. 3 of those years he didn't even register 100 innings, so not enough innings to get an accurate era. So in 10 years, Moyer had a sub 3.50 era twice, 3 years with less than 100 innings, missed one year completely, and 4 bad years. Not quite in the same boat as Loaiza who had never posted a sub 4 era in his entire career until last year.
The other main difference is that Moyer is a finesse pitcher. Slow and bite the corners. Loaiza is more of a "power" pitcher. Big difference in the two styles.
Nice to actually see someone come up with a different angle on the situation though.