Re: Beyond the Box Score All-Stars: Interesting Reds choices and non-choices
Originally Posted by 757690
Peripherals don't measure all the things that matter in terms of run prevention, they are incomplete, just as the term suggests. Peripheral, not the full story.
My argument is that history tells us that truly elite pitchers put up elite ERA's no matter what else is happening around them. They overcome luck and other issues to make sure that very few runners cross the plate. Bailey has yet to do that. He may. I hope he does. But until then, he's a potential elite pitcher, not an actual one.
The term is "peripheral" -- meaning "not central". I don't think it actually refers to their partial nature. Rather, it refers to their status in the mainstream vocabulary of baseball, which is decidedly off the beaten path.
All statistics are partial, ERA included. You have chosen an arbitrary stat to run with "historically" here instead of focusing on what Homer's situation is this year.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
Last edited by RedEye; 07-08-2013 at 01:15 AM.