this isnt merely a look at the value of hudson vs. oliver perez but more an observation on the value of strikeout pitchers(perez) against non-strikeout pitchers(hudson)

hudson is on the DL but hes only missed 1 start so its still fair to compare their stats head to head in the 4 major pitching cats.

hudson:7 wins, 2.98 era. 1.24 whip. 52 k's.

perez: 4 wins. 3.22 era. 1.12 whip. 113 k's.

now if i asked you before you read this if you would rather have perez or hudson i would guess about 90% would say hudson. but looking at the stats look at the difference in stats.

hudson is +3 wins, -.24 era, +.12 whip, and minus 61 k's.

over the course of the season the new numbers would be:

hudson +6 wins, -.24 era, +.12 whip, -122 k's.

now the difference between the era and whip cancel each other out in roto value. leaving the wins vs. the k's.

so what i did is take my 9 team league leaders wins and k's * 2 to get the season total and divide the difference in numbers to find out which accounted for more of the season total.

the 6 wins account for 7% of the season total of the team while the strikeouts accounted for 10 % of the season total. also, the era difference accounted for 7% and the whip 10%, coincidentally

hence, ollie perez is actually more valuable than hudson the way he is currently pitching, although the numbers are deceptive because hudson has lower era and more wins he appears to be more valuable, but ollie actually has a solid edge due to the healthy edge in whip and enourmous edge in strikeouts.

just some late night ramblings from a tired man.