Overrated Pitchers

Judging pitchers for Hall of Fame enshrinement has given voters the greatest headaches throughout history.  What the Hall of Fame voter tends to do is look at the pitcher’s career win-loss record… and that’s it.  There have been plenty of sub-par pitchers who won games for offensive juggernauts (see Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock) and other pitchers who gave up a ton of hits (see Pud Galvin) while others couldn’t strike out more batters than they walked (see Ted Lyons and Wes Ferrell, who isn’t in the Hall of Fame, but many folks want to put him there).

The question I pose toady is who is the most overrated pitcher in baseball history?  You can confine your answer to Hall of Fame pitchers or bring up such hurlers like Wes Ferrell or Dontrelle Willis who aren’t in the Hall of Fame but make for solid choices regardless.  Leave a post and tell us why you think the way you think.


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