After the somewhat surprisingly successful first installment of the WWHTBC series, it’s time to break out round two.
This week, we’ve got Phil Coke going up against David Robertson. Both started the season with the Trenton Thunder, and both got to the big leagues in 2008 with the Yankees. Not only that, both made an impact.
But who will go on to have the better career?
Please vote in this poll, and share your thoughts as to why you voted the way you did in the comments section. There is no wrong answer here…
The Coke File
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 210 lbs.
AA: 9-4, 2.51 ERA, 23 G/20 GS, 39 BB/115 K
AAA: 2-2, 4.67 ERA, 14 G/1 GS, 5 BB/22 K
MLB: 1-0, 0.61 ERA 12 G/0 GS, 2 BB/14 K
Pros: One of the few left-handed options who is big league ready, mentality, versatility
Cons: Experience at the higher levels
The Robertson File
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 180 lbs.
AA: 0-0, 2 SV, 0.96 ERA, 9 GP, 6 BB/26 K
AAA: 4-0, 1 SV, 2.06 ERA, 21 GP, 17 BB/51 K
MLB: 4-0, 0 SV, 5.34 ERA, 25 GP, 15 BB/36 K
Pros: Curveball, college pedigree, rarely gives up the longball
Cons: Overall experience, consistency at the big league level
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com