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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Grantland: The Pitching Championship Belt, Part 1

• The goal is to identify the pitcher the majority of baseball fans would have picked as the best pitcher on the planet at the end of the season. You know, Family Feud style. Imagine a poll in the back of Baseball Digest or Sporting News where only people who really cared about baseball responded.

• That means we have to measure it in statistics that most fans use. Yes, I think pitcher wins are basically a useless statistic, just like you do. But we’re in the minority. So wins, ERA, strikeouts, and innings pitched are the four numbers I’m relying upon most heavily.

Happy Jack, take a bow.

Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: July 02, 2014 at 01:46 PM | 41 comment(s)
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