January 08, 2008

Comparing Maine To Bedard

Ted Berg at SNY gives a comparison of Erik Bedard in 2006, John Maine in 2007 and posts the question, "Is John Maine like Erik Bedard"?:

John Maine could also be the ace the Mets are searching for. After all, as a 26-year-old in 2007, Maine won 15 games with a 3.91 ERA and an impressive 180 strikeouts in 191 innings. With the increased stamina, control and wisdom that come from a year of Major League experience, Maine can be expected to improve in 2008. It's impossible to predict by how much, but his 2007 was very similar to a recent effort of another young pitcher from the Orioles system, Bedard. In 2006, the left-handed Bedard won 15 games with a 3.76 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 196 1/3 innings. It's hard to expect Maine to improve in 2008 the way Bedard did in 2007, but it's not out of the question. With his high strikeout rate and proven ability to come up big when the Mets need him most, Maine could in 2008 earn the All-Star nomination he deserved in 2007.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

if he could become the new ace...i would start to cry

Anonymous said...

wow they are close in their evolution

Anonymous said...

well lets keep our fingers crossed

Anonymous said...

i didnt realize that maine was such a strike out machine

Anonymous said...

like his last game in 2007, he came up huge

anon said...

I don't think you can make this comparison without accounting for the differences in leagues and taking park factors into consideration. Also, Bedard has better stuff, there is no comparison there.