Re: Can Eric Milton get better?
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Do you know what Milton's DIPS was in 2004? Because I think the wrong conclusion was arrived at by Dan O & co because of his "success" in 2004. I suspect he was an overperformer as indicated by DIPS which the fact that he was really a worse pitcher with Philly than he was in MN. But O'Bie saw that he was equally as good in Philly (judging by wins and era) and conluded that rather he could handle the pitcher friendly environment.
These aren't "official" numbers, but doing some quick and dirty calculations, I get a DIPS of 5.14 and a FIP of 5.26 for Milton for 2004. But those are statistics on paper, they're obviously not indicators of future performance.
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