Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
What stat of Volquez's (other than Ks) is better than Leake's? And to the point of Ks, Volquez has 24 in 22.2 innings. For a major leaguer, that's a K machine in my opinion.
Well, first off it's such a small sample size that any small variance is going to skew the numbers fairly dramatically, but if you want specifics....
Right now Mike is allowing more hits than Edinson, he's striking out fewer batters, and considering that Mike is traditionally a ground ball pitcher...he's WELL behind Volquez in regards to ground outs versus fly outs. Edinson's basically getting twice as many ground balls than Mike.
But the bottom line is that they've both been knocked around thus far. Sure, they've both had good stretches too....but both of them have ERA's that are far from respectable. That's why I don't think he's CLEARLY doing better than Volquez. Slightly...sure. But they still both have long ways to go.