Yea, I think this is fair to say.
Of course, the big difference is the amount of innings in only 4 more appearances but still, the quality of the innings could be similar.
Harvey gave up 4 runs or less in 71% of his starts (Lyles was at 75%) but he only went 6 IP or more in 5 of his starts. That is 18%. Lyles did that 56% of the time.
I am not sure I would bet on Jordan Lyles' 2022 exceeding Matt Harvey's 2021.
Lyles' 2022 FIP was about 3/4 of a run higher than Harvey's, and his HR/9 was almost a full 50% higher, and that was despite pitching in a much more forgiving division than Harvey.
Well, this move is certainly underwhelming, but I do think there’s a good chance Lyles is better than Harvey or Lopez was last year. Not a sure thing though. $7 mm for this guy is clearly an overpay but that’s what it takes to get pitchers to come here right now.
Our two game-changing transfers are a tiny point guard that can't shoot and a slow-moving big man who can't pass. Guys like Graham, Cornish and Dockery came here as recruits but are losing minutes to 25 year old Old Dominion transfer Xavier Green and Elon role-player Simon Wright. We can't shoot and can't rebound.
This might be the end for Turgeon.