• The Best Pitchers In The Year Of The Pitcher

    Posted by on June 29th, 2010 · Comments (2)

    Here’s a question for you: Which pitcher would you rather have?

    Pitcher A: 108 IP, 1.83 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 107 SO, 4.1 WAR
    Pitcher B: 113 IP, 1.83 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 102 SO, 4.5 WAR

    Pretty close, right?

    Player A is the Marlins’ Josh Johnson, who has a 0.83 ERA over his last nine starts. Player B is the Rockies’ Ubaldo Jimenez, who has hit a bit of speed bump lately, but is still having an amazing season overall.

    Both players are having near identical seasons. The difference is that Jimenez is 14-1 while Johnson is 8-3.

    Yet another reason why pitching wins and losses never tell the whole story.

    Comments on The Best Pitchers In The Year Of The Pitcher

    1. Corey Italiano
      June 29th, 2010 | 2:48 pm

      Jimenez has better stuff, IMO. All else equal, I’d take Ubaldo.

    2. Evan3457
      June 30th, 2010 | 5:49 pm

      No, wins and losses don’t tell the whole story. Except for the team record at the end of the year, and each postseason round.

      Absolutely right on that point.

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