DevilDriver wrote:J35J wrote:DevilDriver wrote:Honestly I think you guys are underrating Zimmerman. He sits 92-3 mph on his fastball and has a plus slider. Masterson sits around 90 with a solid slider which is definitely not plus. While Masterson is a #3 or 4 starter at best, Zim is a likely #3 with the potential to be a #2. They're not on the same level in terms of fantasy value.
2 different types of fastballs...you can't really compare the two.
Not sure what you mean by that. A 92-3 mph 4-seamer denotes greater K potential and therefore more upside than a 90 mph sinker.
92-93 mph fastball is fairly average and isn't an out pitch at that speed. A 90 mph sinker isn't a K pitch either but I'd rather have a good 90 mph sinker than a fairly regular 92-93mph 4 seamer. And don't get me wrong....I put Zimmermann ahead of Masterson too but you act as if the 2 aren't even close.