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RedsManRick
11-14-2006, 03:44 PM
Just checking out Arroyo's page on Baseball-Reference. I just happened to notice that his #1 "Similar Pitchers" is, you guessed it, Aaron Harang. Of course, Harang's #1 comp is Arroyo as well. Other notables include Jake Westbrook at #3 for Arroyo, #8 for Harang, and Tomo Ohka at #10 for Arroyo.

joshnky
11-14-2006, 04:20 PM
Just a question. Is this a problem that our top two starters are so similar in style? Does this work to the advantage of the opponent to face a similar pitcher back to back nights?

RedsManRick
11-14-2006, 04:23 PM
Just a question. Is this a problem that our top two starters are so similar in style? Does this work to the advantage of the opponent to face a similar pitcher back to back nights?

Marginally, maybe. But if it's an advantage, those two seem to be handling the effect just fine. After Santana/Liriano, I'm not sure if there was a better 1/2 in baseball last year. Also, while their stat profiles may be similar, they have vastly different motions and 'stuff'.

RedsBaron
11-15-2006, 05:37 AM
Just a question. Is this a problem that our top two starters are so similar in style? Does this work to the advantage of the opponent to face a similar pitcher back to back nights?

The Reds have the perfect antidote to that problem. All Cincinnati has to do is put somebody such as Milton in the slot between Arroyo and Harang--breaks up the similarities.;)

fourrunhomer
11-15-2006, 08:31 AM
These are not two like pitchers. Arroyo relies on his curveball and Harrang throws hard. They did have comparable stats in a lot af areas last year, but they went about it very differently. I think they compliment each other very well in the rotation.

RFS62
11-15-2006, 09:07 AM
Yeah, their stats may be similar, but their stuff isn't.

It's a different look for a hitter between those two.

shredda2000
11-15-2006, 01:21 PM
Just checking out Arroyo's page on Baseball-Reference. I just happened to notice that his #1 "Similar Pitchers" is, you guessed it, Aaron Harang. Of course, Harang's #1 comp is Arroyo as well. Other notables include Jake Westbrook at #3 for Arroyo, #8 for Harang, and Tomo Ohka at #10 for Arroyo.

Let's sign 'em all!!! :thumbup: