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Monday, December 17, 2012

25th Anniversary SP - Round Two

Locks
There are four locks. All four received at least 10 votes in round one and have an average category rank of, at the most, 5. All are current or future HOF'rs and are among the most decorated SP's in 1530. We're not going to vote on these guys.

Respective category rank among Top Eleven in parenthesis. Win% is more accurately describes as a % of wins among decisions.

1. Dave Darr - 12 votes
Wins: 320 (2)
Win%: 69.41 (5)
K's: 3,826 (1)
K/9: 8.19 (4)
ERA: 3.28 (5)
WHIP: 1.18 (5)
OPSa: .652 (5)
Combined Rank : 27 (T-2)


2. J.R. Beckett  - 11 votes
Wins: 253 (6)
Win%: 71.27 (4)
K's: 2,915 (4)
K/9: 8.38 (2)
ERA: 3.11 (4)
WHIP: 1.13 (3)
OPSa: .634 (4)
Combined Rank : 27 (T-2)

3. Rob Branson - 10 votes
Wins: 202 (8)
Win%: 74.26 (2)
K's: 2,366 (8)
K/9: 8.39 (3)
ERA: 3.09 (3)
WHIP: 1.18 (4)
OPSa: .632 (3)
Combined Rank : 31 (4)

4. Wilfredo Veras - 12 votes
Wins: 316 (3)
Win%: 71.66 (3)
K's: 3,397 (3)
K/9: 7.58 (8)
ERA: 3.31 (6)
WHIP: 1.20 (6)
OPSa: .659 (6)
Combined Rank : 35 (5)

Contenders for the Final Spot - Now the fun begins!

Choose One from the Following:

1. Rocky Hinch - 5 votes
Wins: 153 (9)
Win%: 78.87 (1)
K's: 1,547 (10)
K/9: 8.55 (1)
ERA: 2.64 (1)
WHIP: 1.10 (1)
OPSa: .607 (1)
Combined Rank : 24 (1)
The Case For Hinch: Look at the numbers! Amazing stats for an SP. Had a two-year stretch with a  46-1 record. A Cy Young winner.
The Case Against Hinch: He's not an SP. Has only started 103 games in his career and only 8 in the last 9 seasons. Leonardo Inge would have also compared favorably on this list.

2. Albert Mondesi - 6 votes
Wins: 120 (11)
Win%: 68.18 (6)
K's: 1,408 (11)
K/9: 7.91 (7)
ERA: 2.76 (2)
WHIP: 1.11 (2)
OPSa: .607 (2)

Combined Rank : 41 (6)
The Case For Mondesi: Only time will keep him off of this list. Still in his prime and on a very good team, a lock for the HOF even at 28. Already a Cy Young winner, he should win two or three more before all is said and done. Has the best ERA, WHIP, and OPSa amongst the true SP's.
The Case Against Mondesi: How do you put a 28 year old on this team? With only half (if that) of his career behind him, there are more worthy candidates with longer resumes. Non W and K stats are at their peak and will decline with age.

3. Philip Colin - 6 votes
Wins: 324 (1)
Win%: 66.39 (8)
K's: 3,817 (2)
K/9: 7.96 (6)
ERA: 3.72 (10)
WHIP: 1.28 (9)
OPSa: .687 (8)
Combined Rank : 43 (7)
The Case for Colin: Strong W and K totals speak to his being very, very good for a very, very long time. 4 WS rings to his name.
The Case Against Colin: Relatively weak ERA, WHIP, and OPSa numbers. Benefited from being on very good teams his entire career.

4. John Fikac - 11 votes
Wins: 239 (7)
Win%: 66.39 (9)
K's: 2,530 (7)
K/9: 7.10 (9)
ERA: 3.64 (9)
WHIP: 1.23 (8)
OPSa: 689 (9)
Combined Rank : 58 (9)
The Case For Fikac: Played in the steriod era (look at first 3 seasons of his career) which negatively impacted his stats. 11 votes indicates strong support from 1530 owners.
The Case Against Fikac: Not in the Top 5 in any category. Weak pitches.

5. Alexi Terrero - 5 votes
Wins: 153 (10)
Win%: 67.40 (7)
K's: 1,730 (9)
K/9: 8.06 (5)
ERA: 3.45 (7)
WHIP: 1.23 (7)
OPSa: .668 (7)
Combined Rank : 52 (10)
The Case For Terrero: 2 Cy Young Awards already and might win another this season (so 3 before the age of 30)
The Case Against Terrero : Mondesi is more deserving

6. Derrek Peters - 7 votes
Wins: 263 (5)
Win%: 61.31 (11)
K's: 2,763 (6)
K/9: 6.25 (10)
ERA: 3.61 (8)
WHIP: 1.29 (10)
OPSa: .700 (10)
Combined Rank : 60 (11)
The Case For Peters: A lefty that is a likely HOF'r
The Case Against Peters: Colin is more deserving, and Fikac is a more deserving Lefty

7. Jay Burnitz - 5 votes
Wins: 288 (4)
Win%: 63.02 (10)
K's: 2,859 (5)
K/9: 6.25 (11)
ERA: 3.93 (11)
WHIP: 1.29 (11)
OPSa: .714 (11)
Combined Rank : 63 (12)
The Case For Burnitz: One of four SP's in the HOF.
The Case Against Burnitz: Fikac is more deserving

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