jbones733 wrote:hes underated cause of Prior & Wood, hes already surpasses Wood , Priors next, he has the best stuff on thats staff
he was on a team like Washington or Tampa Bay, hed be higher like Ol Perez & Sheets , cause those teams have no one else, they are magnified
C - Zam a very solid option
Yeah, guys get a ton more press playing in Milwaukee than do those that play for the Cubs.
Career Best K/9
Sheets - 10.0
Career Best K/BB
Sheets - 8.25
Zambrano - 2.32
The only thing "magnified" seems to be the claim that Zambrano has comperable stuff to Sheets.
One other note of caution on Zambrano would be that he was third in the majors in pitcher abuse points last season, and number of pitches per start. Prior and Wood have fallen victim to injury under Baker's reign. Perhaps Zambrano's big frame will allow him to continue to endure heavy workloads (much like a Livan Hernandez), but it is something to monitor. Things could get better if Zambrano becomes more effective in economizing his pitches. 112 pitches per start, yielding only 209 innings pitched is slightly concerning.