Re: Chapman to bullpen not official.
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
The challenge with the FIP peripherals is that they do ignore the reality that pitchers have some control over BABIP and that some have demonstrated a skill at limiting damage (e.g. Tom Glavine walking more guys but giving up fewer hits and homers with men on base).
I'm with you in that the peripherals give you a more accurate picture than the blunt team results captured by ERA and WHIP. But anybody looking at peripherals to see who a guy was should at least consider the peripherals beyond Ks, BBs and HRs.
I have often argued for looking at ALL pitcher peripherals including things like BABIP, LOB%, batted ball tendencies etc when evaluating who a pitcher actually was....
That said, someone arguing FIP is painting a skewed picture of an individual pitcher because of that pitcher's BABIP needs to show their work. I know you haven't argued such is the case for Leake but i'll state it for the record, such is not the case for Leake.
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