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Aj Burnett is your choice. While his career K/9 is 8.34, it was 9.85 last year, not too shabby. The big deal is his GB% being 56.5% and WAR being 4.0. With everything being equalized, his ERA should have been 2.80, not 3.30.
Ventura is sexy due to his 100 mph fastball. But his GB% is only 48.9% with a monster 17.6% HR/FB percentage. And his babip was very fortunate, 90 points less than Burnett's, when that averages out, his era will rise noticeably as it should have been 5.33, not 3.52. Ventura's WAR last year was zero., projected to be 1.45 this year.
Marco Estrada is ho hum. GB% 37.6 with a WAR of 1.6 last year. His ERA of 3.87 was right where it should have been.
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considering ventura only pitched 15.1 innings last year you really cannot use sabermetrics and advanced statistical readings on his major league experience because there is not enough data. you are looking at really misleading information and i would not use it to value ventura appropriately this year.
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