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raiders_umpire wrote:Give me Morrow here fairly easily. Morrow is the better pitcher and doesn't pitch half his games in Yankee Stadium like Hughes does. Hughes had one of the worst fly ball rates in baseball last year, and Yankee stadium is not the place to be giving up alot of fly balls. Hughes very well could get more wins this year, but I don't draft my fantasy baseball teams on wins. If I did, I would probably be drafting Derek Lowe quite a bit as he has been top 10 in wins the last 2 years along with his 4.3 era and 1.45 whip.
Padres Fan wrote:this also why King Felix won over CC for the CY Young as well
Wadderboiz wrote:Padres Fan wrote:this also why King Felix won over CC for the CY Young as well
Felix won over Sabathia because he is ERA was almost an entire point lower, he had a better WHIP, and 45 more K's.
Felix was better in 3 of 4 SP fantasy pitching categories, as was Hughes over Morrow last year. The only debate there was last year in terms of Cy Young was Felix's win total, which was a result of poor run support. Why such poor run support? The Yankees offense scored 346 more runs than Seattle. So explain to me again how run support is based on luck?
Wadderboiz wrote:If you'll see my earlier post you'll see that 6 of the 10 winningest pitchers had a top 5 offense behind them. If you have the top offense and top defense in the league most of the time you're going to be playing with a lead, which in turn affects how you pitch situationaly, how your defense plays behind you, and your team's offensive approach each at bat.
Just look at the closer role:
If you come into pitch with a 1 run lead in the 9th, and you go 3-1 to a good hitter, you have to go after him. If you're up 3 you'd be more willing to pitch around him and issue the walk, WHIP goes up.
Its more about situation which is dictated by your offense to a large degree.
There is exactly 1 pitcher in the top 50 in run support from Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, the bottom 4 run scoring teams in the league. It seems like even the luckiest guys on the team didn't fair as well as the unluckiest on a top offensive team.
"Luckiest" Mariner SP - Jason Vargas 3.2 runs of support.
"Unluckiest" Yankee SP - Javier Vazquez 4.1.
Its not entirely about luck, its more about odds.
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