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  • Jay Bruce

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  • Aroldis Chapman

    32 46.38%
  • Johnny Cueto

    28 40.58%
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    Most impressive start to season?

    Here are your contenders

    Jay Bruce
    .304 BA 8 HR 18 RBI .988 OPS 3 SB

    Aroldis Chapman
    0.00 ERA 0.68 WHIP .111 BAA 10 games 2-0 13.1 innings 23K 4BB

    Johnny Cueto
    1.31 ERA 0.99 WHIP .225 BAA 6 games 3-0 41.1 innings 26K 7BB

    BTW, completely unrelated, has anyone noticed that Joey Votto has struck out more times than Jay Bruce and the same number as Drew Stubbs in fewer ABs?
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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    My vote is for Chapman.
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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    All of them have been good, but Chapman has been stunning.

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    Would say Bruce if it wasn't for a 25 AB slump but gotta go with Cueto. I thought he's be good but didn't expect this good.

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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    Chapman, hands down.. His numbers look like they are off MLB 2K
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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    My vote is for Chapman.
    It's much more impressive to do what Cueto has done in 41 innings than a middle reliever throwing 13 shutout innings. I don't understand how so many people think it's more impressive to throw 3 shutout innings a week than be a dominant stopper in the rotation.

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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    Chapman's krate is approaching 16 per 9 and he's racked up nearly the same WAR as Ceuto in a third of the innings. That's dominant by any definition.
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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    Cueto is looking like an ace.
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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    I expected Cueto to take at least a small step back from last season. So far he looks like he's taking steps forward.

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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    The most impressive start is a no doubter to Chapman. I think, however, when we look back in October, Cueto will have had the better season.
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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    I went with Bruce, because unlike the other two, he does it every day. Seems like I am the only one.

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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    It's much more impressive to do what Cueto has done in 41 innings than a middle reliever throwing 13 shutout innings. I don't understand how so many people think it's more impressive to throw 3 shutout innings a week than be a dominant stopper in the rotation.
    Agreed.

    I also agree that Bruce has been very impressive but he has not been dominant like Cueto.

    Why Chapman is in the poll and Ondrusek isn't, is beyond me (I guess it's the strikeouts). Logan has been just as good and important in the bullpen.
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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    Quote Originally Posted by LvJ View Post
    Agreed.

    I also agree that Bruce has been very impressive but he has not been dominant like Cueto.
    Bruce ranks 6th in the NL in OPS, 2nd in home runs and 9th in doubles.

    Cueto ranks 3rd in ERA and 2nd in IP.

    Pretty close.

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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Chapman's krate is approaching 16 per 9 and he's racked up nearly the same WAR as Ceuto in a third of the innings. That's dominant by any definition.
    The problem with using stats like WAR to make a point is that it varies from site to site. For example this site shows Johnny as leading the league in WAR with Chapman nowhere to be seen:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...-leaders.shtml

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    Re: Most impressive start to season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    It's much more impressive to do what Cueto has done in 41 innings than a middle reliever throwing 13 shutout innings. I don't understand how so many people think it's more impressive to throw 3 shutout innings a week than be a dominant stopper in the rotation.
    From my perspective I'm more impressed with Chapman because I'm more surprised by Chapman. I expected Cueto to be extremely effective, whereas I simply hoped Chapman would be.


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