schmidty wrote:pokerplaya wrote:Parnell is the guy. He's been excellent, and if he continues to pitch half as well as he has, he will be the guy all season.
His WHIP scares me. Can a guy really keep a low ERA with a WHIP over 1.5? I haven't seen him play, so I'm just going by the stats. Is he better than the numbers look? I know the K/9 is great. And BABIP must be unusually high. Though if Ricky Nolasco has taught me anything, it's that sometimes a high BABIP doesn't mean the pitcher is unlucky and bound to turn it around. It might just mean he throws too many hittable pitches.
Parnell's peripherals are interesting. Quick ERA of 5.86 & LOB% 0f 81% sugget he may be in for some rough times. His .372 BABIP suggest he's been unlucky.
I don't agree with your analysis of Nolasco. He's been the unluckiest pitcher in the league this year.