Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Quote of the day about Oliver "Overrated" Perez

My favorite line of the day, courtesy of Dave Cameron at Fangraphs. At the end of a post on win value statistics, he writes:

"Over the last four years, Oliver Perez has been worth a total of 2.5 wins in nearly 600 innings. And he wants $12 million a year for 5 years. Maybe he's the left-handed Gil Meche, and he's going to turn the corner immediately after signing a big contract, but there's about a 5% chance of that being true and about a 95% chance that he's the most overrated pitcher in baseball."

Anyone familiar with what I've been writing here and at Mets Geek over the last few weeks knows that I agree 100% with what Dave is saying. Perez may be the most overrated pitcher in baseball... wow. Do you think Omar Minaya reads FanGraphs? (Note: The 2.5 wins Dave mentions are not wins as in W-L record for a pitcher - it's wins above replacement. For comparison, Johan Santana has been worth 24.3 wins over the last 4 seasons spanning 900+ innings.)

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