slomo007 wrote:Cornbread Maxwell wrote:wrveres wrote:Ok now don't get me wrong, I am a huge Jacob Peavy fan. But may I ask, what is the rational as to rating him higher than Mark Prior? Is it injury concerns? Cus I clearly remember Peavy missing most of May and all of June last season.
I mean Peavy will never have a K/9 like Prior, and if you banking on Jacobs ERA repeating, that seems a bit foolish don't ya think?
wv - dont you know - the only thing that matters is what they did last yr. Since Prior was injured and Peavy had a great season, its bound to continue that way. Nevermind that Prior was considered by most people one of the best young arms to enter the majors in a decade - he's "injury prone", see? Nevermind that the surgery he underwent is very common and the success rate for a full recovery is extremely high. Peavy wasnt injured and had a better season - therefore he should be ranked higher. Ben Sheets too.
For those with sarcasm detectors, they should be going off right about now.
Peavy is a solid young pitcher in a fantastic pitchers' ballpark. Prior is an amazing young pitcher coming off an injury in the toughest offensive division in the NL, possibly in the Majors. I will admit that Peavy was borderline above Prior, but I just trust him more this season for some reason...call it personal preference I guess.
fair enough ...
as AKhomebrewer said, its hard to rank anybody in December, much less an "Injury Prone" pitcher.