auclairkeithbc wrote:walkoffblast wrote:If I only wanted to look at one statistic to say, "who is the better pitcher" would it be Wins or Quality Starts? It would be Quality Starts.
This is really all I have been saying. I agree if you like to try and predict wins that is fine for your fantasy league setup but it is clear that QS has less flaws and is a better predictor of pitching ability than wins. All I ever wanted people to understand is that they are not equally flawed as relates to pitching ability.
Nope. If you really care about your pitchers' roto rankings correlating heavily with their true MLB value, then you shouldn't use either. If both are "flawed" then eliminate both.
Not really sure what you are responding to because the first part of your response has nothing to do with what you quoted. Personally, I do not think of QS as a flawed statistic. Wins is flawed, QS probably has some biases.
Ender wrote:If I only wanted to look at one statistic to say, "who is the better pitcher" would it be Wins or Quality Starts? It would be Quality Starts.
My answer to this question is NO. Wins and QS wouldn't be the first stat I'd look at, they wouldn't be the 2nd, they wouldn't be the 3rd or 4th or 5th or 6th or 7th or 8th or 9th of even 10th. They would be something like the 15th stat I'd look at.
Of course they are not the best stats but we are comparing the two which is kind of the whole point. If you had to choose one which would it be? Personally wins would not even make my list of stats to look at in your scenario. The main reason we are doing this is since they are readily available choices in the majority of fantasy leagues. I think QS is an underrated stat because people cannot get past the 4.50 scenario in spite of plenty of other evidence of its worth. What it measures well is not sexy enough but clearly MLB teams are willing to pay for it: pitching a lot of innings over the course of a season and giving your team a decent chance to win while you are doing this. At the very least it should be used instead in any expanded league that resorted to IP.