Fantasy Baseball Debate: Strasburg or Cain

Jun 7, 2010

 

With Stephen Strasburg set to make his anticipated debut tomorrow, I figured I’d throw a fun question out there. Who will finish the season with more wins…Matt Cain or Stephen Strasburg?

 

Cain has a four win lead, but has notoriously eluded wins despite having solid peripherals. He averaged just 10.5 wins from 2006-2009 despite also averaging 174.8 strikeouts, a 3.60 ERA, and a 1.27 WHIP. On the year Cain is 4-4 with a 2.36 and a 1.00 WHIP.

 

Meanwhile Strasburg, who has two winnable games this week against Pittsburgh and Cleveland, has been untouchable at every level. He was 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 12 Ks in 9 spring innings. He was 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, and 27 Ks in 22 innings for Double-A Harrisburg and 4-1 with a 1.08 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP, and 38 Ks in 33-1/3 innings for Triple-A Syracuse.

 

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