For entertainment purposes only, though I'd love to book a couple of these.
The poll question stemmed from a wager I offered Vlad, that Garrett Jones would out-OPS Pearce in Indy. I figured I'd throw Walker in there too, to see if there were any believers (or other non-believers in Pearce I suppose).
Bonus questions because I find the subjects interesting and because I sense some people think one option is a slam dunk:
What will Andrew McCutchen OPS at Indy in 2009?
- .850 or higher
- .849 or lower
Daniel McCutchen's HR rate in 2009 will be:
- 1.30/9IP or higher (worse)
- 1.20/9IP or lower
The difference between Tom Gorzelanny's AAA and MLB ERA will be (no minimum IP):
- greater than 3.50
- less than 2.50
My own answers are .849 or lower, but I'd love to be wrong. No real reason, and I'm not down on ACutch, he just hasn't dominated yet. If he goes over, I'll bet it's due to a spike in power. His bat speed is no joke.
The DCutch question is from another discussion with Vlad, and I think he will serve up a lot of gopher balls, so I'll take 1.30 or higher.
Based on a feeling as much as his performance, I think Gorzelanny will cement quad-A status with a terrific AAA ERA, and an abysmal MLB one, so greater than 3.50. I think he needs to remake himself, and he could, but I'll bet it's not soon, and it'll be with another org. He's got the stuff to routinely beat minor leaguers, but his fastball has lost the zip to be able to just throw it in the bigs. He's got to (warning, cliche alert) work on his craftiness, and accept becoming a groundballer that relies more on his offspeed stuff.