Thursday, June 2, 2011
Ernie Whitfield was brought up in the World Chat as an example of a player who advertises one thing with his ratings, but delivers results that fall short of the promise that was. Whitfield has 84 control, 87/86 splits, 86 velocity, 76 g/f, and 86/85 pitches. That produced 54 2/3 innings, 31 BB, 37 ER, 66 K, with and ERA of 6.09 and a WHIP of 1.63. What gives?
So if you're saddled with the decision to bring him back for season 2, what do you rely more heavily on? Ratings, which say he should be a stud, or Stats, which leave much to be desired? Cast your vote in the poll on the top-right of the blog.