Thread: Blue Jays Discussion: Offseason Madness the 7th: Jose Reyes edition
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11-27-2012, 09:15 PM
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Useing WHIP to determine who is the better pitcher is extremely flawed. Last season Ervin Santana had a better WHIP then YU Darvish.....Does that mean that Ervin Santana was the better pitcher of the 2 last season?
Using single seasons to decide who is a better pitcher using any stat is always going to be flawed.

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Let's say your numbers are accurate and over the past 4 seasons they have been divided by 3.8
Wait, what?

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thats basically the difference between someone like Felix Hernandez and Jon Lester.
The difference in WAR, according to baseball-reference.com, between Johnson and Buehrle over the last 4 years (3.8) is not the same difference between Lester and Hernandez (+5.1 for Hernandez).

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Thats the difference between someone like David Price and Mark Buerhle.
The difference in WAR, according to baseball-reference.com, between Johnson and Buehrle over the last 4 years (3.8) is not the same as the difference between Price and Buehrle (+1.4 for Buehrle).

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Regardless of how significant you think 4 war over 4 years is, Johnson has put up the better statistical stretch during that period even if hes been more inconsistant.
My argument isn't about the significance of the numbers, it's about the stat itself, and it's complete lack of standardization in the world of baseball. No two sources (before you take that literally, that's hyperbole...) will agree on the best way to calculate WAR.

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Josh Johnson is the better pitcher.
You have yet to adequately convince me of that.

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