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  1. What has Marcum done to deserve being ranked so low?

    Comment by Mark Geoffriau — September 7, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

  2. Lincecum still a first tier?

    Comment by Chris Jericho — September 7, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

  3. Another reminder of why it’s okay to wait for starting pitching on draft day. There is so much depth here, and so much movement from the beginning of the season.

    I’m surprised how low you have Jaime Garcia, have you discussed this with Mr. Sarris? I would be interested in hearing your dissenting views on the matter, as Eno has praised Jaime on multiple occasions.

    Comment by max — September 7, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

  4. How is minor not on this list?????????

    Comment by Pat G — September 7, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

  5. Agreed. I don’t see how you’d rather have Roy Oswalt, Javier Vazquez (despite how well he’s pitched in the second half), or Chris Carpenter over him. Ditto Annibal Sanchez. I’d put them both in the same conversation as Beachy at least, and I’d take those guys over Tim Hudson as well.

    Comment by Mark — September 7, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  6. I’ve heard the Cubs defense blamed for Garza’s poor ERA/WHIP vs DIPS spread, I’m actually surprised their UZR is just -9.1. DRS is far less forgiving with them though at -42 and they’re also tied for the highest team pitcher’s BABIP in the majors at .303 (which is pretty much the same as BP’s team defensive efficiency stat if I remember correctly), so UZR may be the outlier here. I was all over Garza early this year, I traded for him every opportunity I could seeing his huge K%, SwStrk%, and even nice GB% (which was really the reason I avoided him, I don’t trust fly ball pitchers in Wrigley, lot of luck involved in terms of the weather on their game days) spikes in the NL, and while I’m mostly satisfied I can’t help but be a bit disappointed in how his season has panned out. In particular his BABIP will be interesting to watch. After three consecutive years between .270 and .275 his was .317 this year. The real culprit, however, was largely his 68% LOB%, his HR/FB actually dropped to 7.9%, so that was slightly low, though not outlandishly.

    I imagine I’ll still be very willing to draft him next year, he really hasn’t gotten the attention he’s deserved.

    Comment by Mark — September 7, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

  7. Beachy may not be ranked high enough. If he maintains his 10.0 k/9 and 4.0 k/bb; he will be only 10th pitcher in history to accomplish this feat. 7 of the 9 in the group are Cy Young winners. BTW, Greinke is also on pace to join this group this season.

    Comment by Scott — September 7, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

  8. Bud Norris is at least three tiers too low, and maybe four. ERA=3.83, xFIP=3.66, K/9=8.82. That looks pretty Joker-ish to me, despite the high (but not unmanageable) walk rate.

    Comment by gaweenbob — September 8, 2011 @ 12:59 am

  9. Exactly. He has been on an amazing run his last few starts.

    Comment by Blue — September 8, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

  10. Him too.

    Comment by Blue — September 8, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

  11. Whoops, meant for above comment re: Marcum

    Comment by Mark — September 8, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

  12. You ranked John Lannan higher than Jaime Garcia. What?

    Comment by gnomez — September 26, 2011 @ 4:15 am

  13. The Joker should be at least 3 tiers higher (I’d make him #1 after Ledger’s performance, but that’s just me).

    Comment by Wade8813 — September 28, 2011 @ 11:05 am

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