auclairkeithbc wrote: J35J wrote:
If Cliff Lee repeated his '05 numbers in '08, he would have been a top 10 SP.
3.79ERA/1.22WHIP/143 Ks is top 10? Looks an awful lot like what I have Hiroki Kuroda doing in '09. The thing that truely seperates top pitchers from the bottom guys in fantasy are strike outs. Baker is easily a 3.79/1.22 type of guy, so is Slowey, Young, Lowe, Buerhle, Litsch and a whole host of others that I can get past the top 30 SP taken off the board. I guess everyone sees the 18 wins and falls in love?
No, no. We are saying that with those 18 wins, he would have been top 10. They might be hard to predict, but they are pretty important when its all said and done.
Bah, the 2-4 extra wins over a Slowey, Lowe, Young, etc, etc, etc doesn't all of a sudden make him a top 10 guy, IMO. To each his own though, no worries.