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Why does fangraphs hate Jeff Locke so much?

B-R WAR---- 3.1 FG WAR---1.1 I understand there is a different metric of evaluation between the two sites, but I can't say I've seen a player evaluated that drastically differently between the sites before. It doesn't seem like FG likes any of the Pirate position players as much as B-R (excluding a small bump for Pedro), but most of the differences are comparable. Cutch B-R= 5.3 FG=4.8 Marte B-R=4.0 FG-3.6 Martin B-R=3.8 FG-3.7 FG seems to like AJB (1.9 to 0.9) and Grilli (1.6 to 0.9) a lot more than Baseball-Reference, while not liking Liriano (2.2 to 2.9) or Justin Wilson as much (0.4 to 1.3). Surprisingly, FG likes James McDonald a good bit more than B-R (0.2 to -0.9). What I can't fathom is how they value Locke at 1.1 WAR to this point in this seasons. For those who know this site inside and out, what could possibly have contributed to this? It seems laughable that they would value J-Mac, who had probably one good start all year, within a point of Locke, who has probably had 17-18 good starts this year. Help!

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