today's Who Am I riddle

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PECOTA says that he’s the 20th most valuable pitcher in baseball long-term, more valuable than Roy Oswalt, Dontrelle Willis, or Justin Verlander. He’s one of just eleven pitchers to post a VORP of 40 or higher in each of the last two seasons. He pitches in a major media market, is in the prime of his career, and has no red flags in his injury or health performance record. And yet, he’s never received a vote for the Cy Young award, never made an All-Star team, and has barely one-fifth the Google hits of Barry Zito.

Who is he?

The Elite Eleven: Pitchers with a VORP of 40 or Higher in both 2005 and 2006

Clemens, Roger
Zito, Barry
Santana, Johan
Carpenter, Chris
Smoltz, John
Zambrano, Carlos
Willis, Dontrelle
Oswalt, Roy
Webb, Brandon
Myers, Brett
???

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 December 2006 18:52 (fourteen years ago) link

JOHN LACKEY

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 19 December 2006 19:05 (fourteen years ago) link

If the Angels had any sort of offense, the West would be theirs for the next 3-4 years.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 19 December 2006 19:09 (fourteen years ago) link

well, you're on a streak today.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 December 2006 20:02 (fourteen years ago) link

A streak is just a slide that's leveled out.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 19 December 2006 20:03 (fourteen years ago) link

I think Frost wrote that.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 19 December 2006 20:03 (fourteen years ago) link

How did Lackey not get any Cy votes last year, tho? He was their best starter (barring Weaver, who would've been their best by far, were the Angels not allergic to winning - their VORPs are almost equal, despite Weaver having FOURTEEN FEWER STARTS), and comparable to anyone that's not on the Twins, in Canada, or blessed with Wang's luck.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 19 December 2006 20:20 (fourteen years ago) link

WINS WINS WINS

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 December 2006 15:35 (fourteen years ago) link

more valuable than Roy Oswalt

how is this possible?

No Time Before Time (Barry Barry), Wednesday, 20 December 2006 19:27 (fourteen years ago) link

I think Oswalt's injury comps are not good.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 20 December 2006 19:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Not sure why Verlander's long term value wouldn't be higher though.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 20 December 2006 19:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Less major league success?

David RER (Frank Fiore), Wednesday, 20 December 2006 19:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah but a high upside, a nice arsenal of pitches, clean delivery and good command and youth would project well I'd think.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 20 December 2006 19:56 (fourteen years ago) link

"blessed with Wang"

lololol

aidsy (aidsy), Thursday, 21 December 2006 02:13 (fourteen years ago) link

i was gonna say sabathia or harang. dunno if cc ever made an all-star team, though.

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Thursday, 21 December 2006 16:07 (fourteen years ago) link


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