Re: A Realistic Look at 2012: Part II
posted at 4/6/2012 1:21 PM EDT
You mean like the one you made about David Robertson?
Funny how they are OK when they suit your needs. -TBINFL
Comparing this sample size to 135.1 IP by Robertson from 2008-2010 is laughable. Plus, you again misrepresented my position. I like Robertson a lot. Even from 2008-2010 he had an 11.31 K/9 rate, but he also had some very concerning issues that raised enough doubt in my mind to dare and say he was a "questionable" player for 2012.
4.72 BB/9 is shockingly bad.
3.99 ERA for a relief pitcher is not good and worst of all Yankee relief pitchers ffrom '08-'10 with 85+ IP)
I'm not the only baseball fan who thinks WHIP is a better indicator of a relief pitcher's effectiveness than ERA. Relievers sometimes come in with 1 or 2 outs, so oif course they should have lower ERAs than starters. Here's a look at Yankee releivers with 60 or more IP from 2008 to 2010:
I think the 2008-2010 numbers show he is still a question mark going into 2012. 135.1 IP is also a significant sample size. Not large, but not tiny either.
(BTW, in 152.2 minor league IP, he had a 3.6 BB/9 rate to go along with his outstanding 4.9 H/9 and 12.7 K/9 rates, so the wildness is not a fluke.)
Please stop misrepresenting my positions.
1) I did not judge Robertson a tiny sample size, in fact you judged him on a smaller one than I (2011 and half of 2010 alone).
2) I never said Robertson was bad or would have a bad year. He's a very good pitcher, but with the potential to be wild and have an off year in 2012.
As for this...
Pure speculation. No guarantee that iggy makes that play. +0
Isn't your +0 "pure speculatio" as well?
I never said my plays made by Iggy vs not made by Aviles was an exact science. I realize there's a chance Iggy doesn't make that play or flubs one that Aviles did make yesterday, but the kid has great range. He will make plays like that one yesterday much more often than Mike. I'm sticking to my 80-100 play projection.
Even if he makes that play just half the time, it still comes out to about 80 plays per 160 games.
(Maybe you should look up the word "projection" in the dictionary.)
One more misrepresentation of my position and you become the second person I ever put on ignore (which might make you as happy as I). I don't mind disagreements, but near constant strawman argumentation is a waste of time.