I havent seen either of them pitch and well frankly dont know who has better stuff. Who throws a better fastball, curve, broader pitch selection,......etc.........
My personal fantasy intrest would be for Aquino, free keeper in my league LOL.
As soon as Valverde got hurt last year, Aquino stepped in and out performed him in WHIP and ERA. Aquino's 1.16WHIP to Valverde's 1.348 and Aquino's 3.057 ERA to Valverde's 4.247 ERA while Aquino pitched 5.6 more INN than Valverde.
Aquino K'd .07 baters per INN while Valverde out performed him with 1.3 batters K'd per inning.
Going into last year the D-Backs liked Valverde enough to shop Mantei openly.
After Aquino filled in just fine after Valverde got injured, is there a clear cut favorite going into spring training or will it be an open competition for the closer job?
"Son we would like to keep you around here but were trying to win a pennant this year."