Originally Posted by Nightfyre
By all true measurements, Shields is around the 25th best pitcher in the league. Don't try and oversell me on this ace bullshit.
Wouldn't ace, by definition, be the top 30 pitchers in baseball? We have 30 teams, 30 #1 slots, and the word "ace" is synonymous with the number one. Some teams obviously have more than 1 ace, and some have none, but I'd say the cutoff is probably the 30th-best pitcher, the cutoff for "#2 pitcher" is at #60, and so on.