OT: Congrats to Mr. Upton on 200 wins

Submitted by MGoCali on August 20th, 2018 at 1:41 PM

I still miss JV. 

He's had trouble with home runs the past few weeks, but he's on pace for one of his best five seasons of his career at age 35. Also on pace for a top five finish in Cy Young voting (4th in AL pitching WAR with about 6 starts left). 

 

 

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LSAClassOf2000

August 20th, 2018 at 2:02 PM ^

I was looking at where he sat on the all-time list in wins earlier. With that, he is now comfortably tied at 114th in all-time wins, which means roughly 8 or 9 more, if I remember the list correctly, to breach the Top 100 all-time. 

MGoCali

August 20th, 2018 at 2:04 PM ^

Yeah. 300 seems unlikely unless he pitches well into his 40s. I think his most impressive counting stat will be strikeouts. He's got a decent shot at 4000, and will easily be among the all time leaders. 

 

Edit: Bill James has a simple career stat projection tool. He gives JV a 7% chance at 4000 Ks. I put 280 for this year, which is what he is on pace for. 

 

http://www.espn.com/mlb/stats/billjames/_/age/35/careertotal/2430/yearone/280/yeartwo/219/yearthree/254/goal/4000