Originally Posted by dougdirt
Bailey isn't an ACE, but I think he is still underrated by a lot of guys.
I mean let's assume there are 15 #1 pitchers in the NL. He was inside the Top 15 in innings pitched. He was inside the Top 20 in strikeouts. He was #13 in ERA+ (for qualified starters). He was #25 in WHIP (for qualified starters). He was #15 in K/BB rate.
By those numbers, Bailey was a borderline #1 in the National League.
I see what you're saying, but I don't think every team has a true ace. Colorado, San Diego and Houston are examples. In baseball, there are really only 10-15 true