Originally Posted by jojo
A high Krate/low walk rate can mitigate negative batted ball tendencies...
So the answer is it depends....
That's a valid point. The downside of having groundball pitchers is that for the most part, they tend to give up a lot of base hits. If you have an IF that is not great defensively or not too rangy, those ground balls could lead to more runs scoring. Having a staff of Greg Madduxes would be outstanding but so would a staff of Randy Johnsons.