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Affeldt or Brian Anderson

Postby 86mets 4 ever » Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:37 pm

Who will be better this year in a 5X5 roto 10 team league?
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Postby eli81k » Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:39 pm

Affeldt. He is by far the better pitcher. He even comes with his own contingency plan. If his blisters act up again and he can't pitch as a starter, he'll be the first person to take over closer duities for MacDougal if MacDougal struggles like he did in the second half of last season.
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Postby LBJackal » Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:48 pm

Affeldt, no question. We've all seen what Brian Anderson can do, and it doesn't impress me in the slightest. Affeldt has a very high ceiling, and if he avoids blisters this season he could be huge and will probably get twice as many K's as Anderson with a better ERA/WHIP as well. Anderson has had a very long, very bad career. Take the guy who at least has potential to be good.
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Postby ondeckb » Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:02 pm

Definately Affeldt...this is going to be a very nice year ......
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Postby prodpaul » Mon Mar 08, 2004 9:35 am

LBJackal wrote:Affeldt, no question. We've all seen what Brian Anderson can do, and it doesn't impress me in the slightest. Affeldt has a very high ceiling, and if he avoids blisters this season he could be huge and will probably get twice as many K's as Anderson with a better ERA/WHIP as well. Anderson has had a very long, very bad career. Take the guy who at least has potential to be good.

Good point. Plus Affeldt will be the number 3 or 4 starter so he shouldn't have to face a lot of no 1's and 2's.
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Postby Casimir » Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:21 am

prodpaul wrote:
LBJackal wrote:Affeldt, no question. We've all seen what Brian Anderson can do, and it doesn't impress me in the slightest. Affeldt has a very high ceiling, and if he avoids blisters this season he could be huge and will probably get twice as many K's as Anderson with a better ERA/WHIP as well. Anderson has had a very long, very bad career. Take the guy who at least has potential to be good.

Good point. Plus Affeldt will be the number 3 or 4 starter so he shouldn't have to face a lot of no 1's and 2's.


While I like Affeldt as a sleeper this season, I do want to question the theory that #1s pitch against #1s on a regular basis, and #2s vs #2s, etc. I question this simply because there are a few factors that can work against this happening:

--The timing of differing team schedules (a team that's played 78 games against a team that's played 75)
--Injuries (pitchers missing starts, or just being moved back or bumped up to accomodate slight injuries)
--Each team's philosophy on how to use its rotation (4 man, 5 man, when does a 4 man get changed to a 5 man, vice versa)

While I wouldn't doubt that the matchups can occur frequently at the begining of the season and in the postseason, I just think that the likelyhood of a #3 facing off against other #s moreso than #1s, #2s, #4s, and #5s is smaller than many people think. I wonder if anyone's done a study to prove this one way or another?
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