jackie hayes wrote:bayside wrote:jackie hayes wrote:
Why does everyone have Weaver so high? The k rate is still meh, the homers are ridiculously low for a fly ball pitcher.
His k/9 is 7.5, which isnt spectacular but still very good considering he throws a lot of innings per start.
(last yr it was 9.5/9 which is among the very best in the game)
Also his peripherals are elite. FIP was 3.01 lat yr and 2.43 this season - so he's not getting abnormally lucky.
He only walks 2 batters per 9.
His K/BB rate is near 4.
His results speak for themselves.
now i wouldnt take him in the top 5, but definitely in the top 10
He certainly has been lucky in home runs -- given his career, one would expect almost three times as many as he has. His control is certainly good. But I'm not buying him above Lincecum, for example, who's pushing 10 k/9 and has been better in preventing home runs over his career.
This thread has me thinking about doing some Lincecum shopping later today.
Well ya id def not take him over Timmy either.
But i'd say hes comparable to CC, Hamels, Lester - all guys who most people consider to be inside the top 10 SP