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AngryMonkey wrote:Other than this season, there have only been 2 others where Vazquez's WHIP has ended up under 1.25 ('03 and '01, both with Montreal). In those years he 3.24 and 3.42 ERA respectively. Those are also the only seasons where he Kd over 200 batters.
I'd say he's not going to repeat either of those years, but should fall in between those two anomalies and his average stats. In other words, look for:
220 IP, 10-12 W, 190 K, 3.90 ERA, 1.20 WHIP.
In other words, not a terrible line at all. Vazquez is a great back-of-the-rotation starter due to his high K numbers and decent ERA. He also had a terrible May which led to his peripherals being where they are this season. So to answer your question: no, he doesn't have that good peripherals, in fact, over his career his 1.27 WHIP is atrocious. BUT he Ks a lot of batters and will keep his ERA around 4, so don't be shy to go grab him.
It is also possible that he could be traded away from the no-offense White Sox, in which case his numbers could bounce around for the better.
AngryMonkey wrote:I wouldn't call a career 1.27 WHIP "atrocious."
Perhaps "atrocious" isn't the right word. It's just not a WHIP I'd want on my fantasy team that's all.
There are currently only 35 SP with a better WHIP right now. I'd say having a guy or 2 on you're roster with a 1.27 WHIP is an ok thing....unless you're in an 8 team league.
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