Originally Posted by Vottomatic
All this fascination with K's astounds me. Got a name for you: Johnny Cueto
Broxton may not K people like he used to. But he induces groundballs. So does Cueto. Cueto leads the NL in HR/9 (last time I checked). Broxton doesn't give up HR's much either.
There's more than one way to get an out. After a K, I prefer a groundball.
Johnny Cueto walks HALF as many people as Broxton. He also strikes out more guys than Broxton.
Groundballs are good. But they are incredibly inferior in terms of value to a pitcher than walks and strikeouts.