Two days ago, I suggested that the Yankees Chase Wright could be considered as an “Erik Bedard” type pitcher. The feedback to that suggestion was interesting. Many did not agree with my suggestion. Therefore, in an effort to try and explain how it was derived, I worked up the following chart:
I think the issue for some here is that Bedard was one of the twenty best pitchers in the league last season – and that’s what they’re using in their mind when they think of Bedard.
But, that’s not what I’m saying about Wright. He will not be one of the twenty best pitchers in the league this season. Most likely, Wright will return to the minors this year – like Bedard did after 2002. More so, what I am suggesting is that Wright could be back in the majors in a year or two – and be a useful pitcher…and, maybe, some time around 2010, he could have a very good season in the bigs (like Bedard last year).
If a pitcher like Erik Bedard can make it in the majors, there’s no reason why a pitcher like Chase Wright cannot as well – in due time.