Originally posted on Around Citi  |  Last updated 6/14/13
Possibly a confusing title – allow me to elaborate.  Traditionalists would argue that wins are one of the most important stats around.  I would argue that that concept is pure folly (embracing my middle ages/old English vocabulary).  Going just off the Win stat, Harvey ranks at the same exact spot on a list across the MLB as Dillon Gee.  No knock against Gee, but there is no justification for considering them to be at the same level.  Now that we have discredited wins, lets look into the numbers a little more.  Harvey has compiled a WAR stat of 3.7, being third among all pitchers in the NL, and sixth among all players in the NL (which means he has to compete against players who can impact the team on an every-day basis, not just every five days).  Being a third of the way into the season, that means, should he stay on this pace, he’ll be putting MVP type performances.  In terms of Walks/Hits per Innings Pitched, or WHIP, Harvey is second in the NL, behind Zimmerman (of the Nationals...
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