Re: Cueto Diagnosed w/ "Mild Oblique Strain"
Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
Bailey pitched 208 innings to Leake's 179. 30 innings is more is significant IMO. There's certainly more value in those extra innings.
Further, let's not pretend that the gap in their BB/9 is much different (2.25 to 2.06). Bailey's K rate was noticeably better than Leake's K numbers. Bailey's ERA+ is 115 to Leake's 93.
Bailey > Leake
That's almost exclusively only because Bailey made three extra starts because of how the rotations were changed, not because he was pitching deeper into games.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda