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“As a reliever, your innings obviously ain’t as many, so if you give up a couple runs here and there, your ERA will become inflated. Inherited runners is probably more important. Hits allowed and strikeouts-per-innings-pitched are two more you look at.”
I like KOs the best, actually; since when does a gyu who leads the legaue in KO have anything BUT a good year?
One of those questions that has no good answer on a multiple-choice list of single metrics, since the best per-PA metrics do not account for durability.
You could almost pick a stat at random and it would be a better indicator of quality than wins...
KO minus BB would be even better, but once you get into calculated [sic] metrics, I'll just say I like WAR (becuase this is what it's good for)
Whatever its flaws, however, WAR is still a better indicator than wins.
The K - BB list is much more representative of this year's best pitchers than the wins list. Makes sense. If you're limiting it to one stat, go with a counting stat that's based on the stuff pitchers do that best indicate one's actual skill level.
Instead, I believe that there is a difference between a statistic that simply counts what happened and a calculation which attempts, based on assumptions, to determine the value of what occured.
The problem is K - BB is just a different way of dressing up two counting stats.
The dumbest thing would be limiting yourself to a single stat. Why would anyone do that?
Sort of echoing #18, isn't wins just a different way of dressing up IP, ER and team outcome? It's a more complicated calculation than K - BB.
although I would really prefer ra+ so that the Curt Schillings of the world don't get ripped off
Rk Player IP Year Age Tm
1 Clayton Kershaw 190.1 2013 25 LAD
2 Adam Wainwright 189.2 2013 31 STL
3 Felix Hernandez 178.2 2013 27 SEA
4 Justin Masterson 175.2 2013 28 CLE
5 James Shields 174.2 2013 31 KCR
6 Max Scherzer 172.1 2013 28 DET
7 Cole Hamels 172.0 2013 29 PHI
8 Matt Harvey 171.2 2013 24 NYM
9 CC Sabathia 171.1 2013 32 NYY
10 Hisashi Iwakuma 171.0 2013 32 SEA
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