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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crashburn Alley – Cliff Lee Is Still Very Awesome

Cliff Lee, the ace nobody seems to notice.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 22, 2014 at 03:31 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cliff lee, phillies

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   1. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: April 22, 2014 at 04:56 PM (#4691437)
Weird. Post with almost the same title on Fangraphs, minus the "very." If this isn't an example of sabermetric group think, I don't know what is!

Lee is amazing, but he is frustrating in that he goes through some oddly inefective stretches followed by insane dominance. And of course, there is Game 2 from the 2011 NLDS....
   2. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: April 22, 2014 at 06:20 PM (#4691481)
They'd notice him if he'd re-signed with Texas.
   3. AndrewJ Posted: April 22, 2014 at 06:34 PM (#4691492)
Since September 1 of last year he's struck out 92 batters, and walked three...
   4. JRVJ Posted: April 22, 2014 at 06:34 PM (#4691493)
I don't think Cliff will have the counting numbers to get to the HoF, but he has been a wonderful (and unforeseen) Ace during the last 5-6 years.

And while it's almost impossible for him to keep the 19/1 K/BB numbers, it's nice to see such an effective pitcher.
   5. bobm Posted: April 22, 2014 at 07:43 PM (#4691536)
For single seasons, For 2013, Two Strikes (within Count/Balls-Strikes), (requiring GS>=15 for entire season(s)/career), sorted by greatest percentage of total Batters Faced in this split
                                                                                        
Rk   I           Player       Split Year  G  BF BFtot    % GStot  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
1         Shelby Miller Two Strikes 2013 30 442   722 61.2    31 169 .183 .242 .252 .494
2          Max Scherzer Two Strikes 2013 32 505   836 60.4    32 240 .127 .182 .201 .383
3          Scott Kazmir Two Strikes 2013 29 400   672 59.5    29 162 .203 .253 .318 .571
4            Yu Darvish Two Strikes 2013 32 497   841 59.1    32 277 .112 .181 .147 .328
5         Tony Cingrani Two Strikes 2013 23 247   420 58.8    18 120 .085 .166 .134 .300
6             J.A. Happ Two Strikes 2013 18 237   415 57.1    18  77 .194 .266 .273 .539
7             Cliff Lee Two Strikes 2013 31 499   876 57.0    31 222 .149 .185 .248 .433
8            Jake Peavy Two Strikes 2013 23 336   590 56.9    23 121 .185 .253 .321 .574
9      Justin Verlander Two Strikes 2013 34 523   925 56.5    34 217 .184 .260 .232 .492
10        Chris Tillman Two Strikes 2013 33 477   845 56.4    33 179 .183 .250 .300 .550


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Generated 4/22/2014.
   6. bobm Posted: April 22, 2014 at 08:02 PM (#4691544)
For single seasons, For 2013, Three Balls (within Count/Balls-Strikes), (requiring GS>=15 for entire season(s)/career), sorted by least percentage of total Batters Faced in this split

                                                                                    
Rk              Player       Split Year  BF BFtot    % GStot BB   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
1            Cliff Lee Three Balls 2013  93   876 10.6    31 32 .197 .473 .311  .785
2     Brandon McCarthy Three Balls 2013  63   577 10.9    22 21 .333 .556 .524 1.079
3      Hisashi Iwakuma Three Balls 2013 100   866 11.5    33 42 .228 .550 .368  .918
4    Jordan Zimmermann Three Balls 2013 108   865 12.5    32 40 .206 .500 .485  .985
5        Bartolo Colon Three Balls 2013  98   769 12.7    30 29 .203 .439 .348  .787
6          David Price Three Balls 2013  96   740 13.0    27 27 .235 .448 .397  .845
7       Bronson Arroyo Three Balls 2013 110   823 13.4    32 34 .311 .527 .554 1.081
8           Chris Sale Three Balls 2013 122   866 14.1    30 46 .253 .541 .400  .941
9            Mat Latos Three Balls 2013 127   881 14.4    32 58 .246 .591 .391  .982
10          Dillon Gee Three Balls 2013 123   841 14.6    32 47 .189 .504 .311  .815
11         Joe Blanton Three Balls 2013  90   611 14.7    20 34 .236 .522 .582 1.104
12     Adam Wainwright Three Balls 2013 141   956 14.7    34 35 .198 .397 .311  .708
13          Kyle Lohse Three Balls 2013 119   806 14.8    32 36 .309 .513 .531 1.043
14         Kris Medlen Three Balls 2013 122   820 14.9    31 47 .400 .631 .560 1.191


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Generated 4/22/2014.
   7. bobm Posted: April 22, 2014 at 08:06 PM (#4691548)
For cumulative seasons, From 2008 to 2013, Three Balls (within Count/Balls-Strikes), (requiring GS>=90 for entire season(s)/career), sorted by least percentage of total Batters Faced in this split

                                                                     
Rk              Player       Split From   To  BF BFtot    % GStot  BB
1            Cliff Lee Three Balls 2008 2013 635  5346 11.9   186 197
2          Carl Pavano Three Balls 2008 2012 412  3137 13.1   116 134
3         Joel Pineiro Three Balls 2008 2011 370  2775 13.3   104 134
4        Bartolo Colon Three Balls 2008 2013 351  2548 13.8    99 123
5         Kevin Slowey Three Balls 2008 2013 337  2362 14.3    93  91
6          Scott Baker Three Balls 2008 2013 410  2861 14.3   114 169
7         Roy Halladay Three Balls 2008 2013 694  4804 14.4   168 211
8           Roy Oswalt Three Balls 2008 2013 504  3465 14.5   132 197
9    Jordan Zimmermann Three Balls 2009 2013 423  2858 14.8   113 153
10       Ricky Nolasco Three Balls 2008 2013 723  4875 14.8   186 256


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Generated 4/22/2014.
   8. bobm Posted: April 22, 2014 at 08:13 PM (#4691552)
For cumulative seasons, From 1988 to 2013, Three Balls (within Count/Balls-Strikes), (requiring GS>=300 for entire season(s)/career), sorted by least percentage of total Batters Faced in this split

                                                                         
Rk             Player       Split From   To   G   BF BFtot    % GStot  BB
1         Greg Maddux Three Balls 1988 2008 664 2425 19576 12.4   708 897
2          Brad Radke Three Balls 1995 2006 355 1362 10244 13.3   377 433
3          Jon Lieber Three Balls 1994 2008 353 1261  9300 13.6   327 422
4         David Wells Three Balls 1988 2007 566 1962 14281 13.7   487 694
5    Terry Mulholland Three Balls 1988 2006 509 1493 10815 13.8   322 622
6          Roy Oswalt Three Balls 2001 2013 339 1286  9301 13.8   341 520
7           Cliff Lee Three Balls 2002 2013 304 1191  8565 13.9   311 452
8      Curt Schilling Three Balls 1988 2007 503 1914 13284 14.4   436 682
9        Roy Halladay Three Balls 1998 2013 404 1701 11287 15.1   390 592
10       Mike Mussina Three Balls 1991 2008 509 2220 14593 15.2   536 758


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Generated 4/22/2014.

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