Found September 16, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
The unknown is exciting. As much as I love having players like Tim Hudson on my fantasy team, owning someone like Yu Darvish is much more interesting. Hudson will give me good production — he won’t provide many strikeouts, instead contributing in wins, ERA, and WHIP — but the upside is limited. Darvish could be an ace. But the problem with drafting Darvish this year was the lack of good comparables. Most would immediately jump to Daisuke Matsuzaka, but the two are very different pitchers. Now with almost a year of stats in the books, we have a good idea of what kind of pitcher Darvish really is. Essentially, he’s Yovani Gallardo. Check out these stats comparing Darvish and Gallardo this season: Odd first names aren’t the only thing linking Darvish and Gallardo this season. Both starters are on pace for 200-inning seasons, both have 15 wins with substantial loss totals, both have ERAs that hover around 4.00 with nearly identical WHIPs, and both are strikeout pitchers with high w...
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