Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:31 PM
If this is multiple years, I would go with Kershaw, he's young and not as much wear. For this year alone, I think I would pick Halladay.
An aside: where is Felix Hernandez? I know this is from the Strib, but I feel like he should be in this conversation, especially if Lincecum is.
Dave: BABIP is not all luck based, they been able to show that there is some ability by pitchers to affect it. Greg Maddux's career BABIP was .281, don't tell me he was lucky for 22 years. Granted Kershaw still probably falls into a small sample size argument, but his only year above .275 BABIP was his rookie year where he only threw 107.2 innings. (I am in no way comparing Kershaw to Maddux just using an example that I knew what a lowish career BABIP)