Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
I'd have to think the thing that separates them is the K's, DJ is well, well over a K per IP (actually he is closer to 2 per which is unreal) whereas Freeman is under a K per IP. Sure Joseph still needs a bit of polish and could conceivably get his walks under control but Freeman (and just basing this off of the numbers you are showing here because I don't know anything about him) doesn't seem like the type who will get his K's per IP much over 1 if at all. But perhaps Freeman has just been more inclined to pitch to contact (he certainly shows good command/control with those W/IP #'s). I don't know but if he has actually been trying to K guys then he isn't overly talented apparently. Just throwing that out there.
Agreed on all above. I just want to get Freeman's name out there. Of the two, Joseph is definitely the marquee guy but I like what I've seen from this guy as well. The several times I've seen, I wouldn't expect him to be a K pitcher. He executes and that's what like. It'll be interesting to see if he stays on course this year.