FanGraphs Chat – 5/9/11



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ayjackson
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ayjackson

I don’t know whether Morrow has the best “stuff” in the game, but you say he’s not even close in one post and then state a few responses later that K/9 is the best single stat to measure “stuff”. Well Morrow has led the league in K/9 for starters since the start of 2010.

I don’t think anyone’s overrating his stuff if they think it’s amongst the best in the league. How else do you get to 11.0 K/9?

Lewis
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Lewis

If there’s one player in the league Dave is CLEARLY biased against, it’s Brandon Morrow. Nobody’s claiming he’s a top 5 starter here. We’re just talking about pure stuff.

Going back to last year, no other starter is even really close to him in K/9. (11.03 to Timmy’s 9.98).

Dave’s concerns about long term health are legit but right now he’s top 5 for pure stuff without a doubt. To say otherwise is almost baseless.

Bron
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Bron

You said in this very chat that K rate was the best stat for “stuff”. Now you choose this specific instance to not use that as your baseline?

If command is such a big part of this, then why aren’t guys like Halladay and Lee a part of the conversation?

Teach
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Teach

You guys are arguing about something completely unquantifiable. Just stop.

Dave, you’re coming off arrogant as ever.

bronx_bombers
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bronx_bombers

How does David Price have better stuff? His secondary offerings aren’t on the same level as Morrow’s.

HotStubbsTimeMachine
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HotStubbsTimeMachine

Morrow vs. Scherzer tonight.

Over/Under on torn UCLs set @ 1.5

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