Originally Posted by jojo
Pointing to an unsustainable BABIP to argue examining peripherals is a flawed approach might not be the most unflawed approach.... Just sayin'
If the point is to predict who might have a better second half based upon true skill, Lee is a better bet.
Then let's bet.
I have seen both pitch this season (on TV) and looked over both of their stats. I know who I want to put my money on.
And while .229 might be an unsustainable BABIP, there have been many pitchers who have had dominant seasons who have had exceptionally low BABIP for that season, very close to .229. And speaking of unsustainable, Lee is going to have to sustain a walk rate that is one fifth of his careee rate.
Now we are going to have to define "better", especially considering that one pitches in one of the most, if not the most pitcher fiendly parks, and one pitches in one of, if not the most hitter friendly parks. Any suggestions?
And I'm fine with just being able to say in a post that I was right or wrong as being the end result of the bet.
What do you say? This could be fun.