About to get to the high diamonds pack and I’m debating whether or not I should go for paxton
Newhouser or Paxton
He’s been very good for me, if you know how to pitch with him. I use the offspeed a lot and had success
@ERosler6 said in Newhouser or Paxton:
why not just get both? one’s free, the other is pretty good
Phrased that poorly, what I meant to say is which one is better because I only have one spot left in my rotation
5-0 in 5 starts with Paxton, 3 complete games and two of those were shutouts. He’s really good, Hal is good also but a lot of people have seen him and used him so he’s not as hard to hit now.
I’ve faced Paxton twice and absolutely smoked him, and i stink at hitting. His stuff is flat and predictable. I’d go with Hal, the windup throws people off
I would rather face Paxton than Hal. That 3 mph difference in FB just shreds me in RS. But that is my weakness, i have to swing so [censored] early to hit FB that i can not hit any offspeed pitch so i look like an idiot.
@CubsFan708 said in Newhouser or Paxton:
What’s your rotation look like?
Kluber, hershiser, leiter, hamels
I've only used Paxton for 3 games so far and he's been very bend but don't break. I've beeb able to avoid giving up HRs so far so his ERA is low, but he just doesn't have a great out pitch so I haven't been able to get many Ks and I've needed to go to the bullpen mid inning all three games so far to get out of a potential big inning.
I've used and faced Hal a ton this year as have others so a lot of people can hit him by now. His stuff is really good though so you will have some dominant games if you can tolerate the bad games that come along too.
Overall, if you don't mind the inconsistency I would go with Hal but if you want more of an even performer I would go with Paxton