G-Man wrote:his problem is that he sucks. his record is nice but just like washburn (except that washburn is much less talented) once that WHIP translates into ugly performances you have to reevaluate true worth. i still think he is a good #4 fantasy SP the rest of the way though.
Unless you are an anomaly like Kaz Ishii who can continually get out of jams while keeping the ERA low, a high WHIP is usually the sign of a crappy pitcher or one that's due for a major meltdown.
Milton's WHIP is 1.56. That's says it all right there (although his ERA is nothing to write home about either). Without his massive run support, he'd be total garbage.
Just goes to show that wins can be the most deceiving of all baseball stats (both in fantasy and real life). And fantasy players who overly rely on past wins in determining what pitcher to pick up just pave the way for others to win the championship, since these members usually drop sub-3.50 ERA guys with low WHIP and low run support in order to pick up guys like Milton.
"One of the teams represents truth, justice, the American way, and underdogs everywhere. The other represents George Steinbrenner!" - U.S. News and World Reports columnist John Leo on the difference between the Mets and the Yankees.