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Who Would You Rather Have: Roy Halladay or Cliff Lee?


With all the Cliff Lee rumors out there, I figured it was good time to post a who would you rather have article. I have to imagine if you asked Phillies GM Ruben Amaro right now, he would answer both, but fantasy leaguers would have to be pretty lucky to have both on their teams right now.

Looking at the stats, Lee has pitched very well this year. He is 7-3 with a 2.45 ERA and 2.34 FIP. He has struck out 78 and walked 5 in 95.2 innings this year. He has a WHIP of 0.92, a LOB% OF 71% and a BABIP of .289, so his LOB% and BABIP are right around league average.

Halladay is 9-7 with a 2.42 ERA and a 2.85 FIP with 112 strikeouts and 17 walks in 130 innings pitched. His has a WHIP of 1.11, a LOB% of 80.3%, and a BABIP of .315, so his LOB% could regress to his career average of 72%, which would negatively affect his ERA down the road.

Coming into this season, many experts felt that Halladay would win 20 games this year. I argued here that winning 20 games is very difficult, yet Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez could prove me wrong.