Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

HHS: Darowski: Let’s Talk About Curt Schilling

Yeah, and not about his seven-bedroom, five-bath manse that’s now on the market.

But what makes him so good?

  2nd all time in strikeouts per walk (4.383)
      Tommy Bond, who pitched from 1874 to 1884 (and in leagues like the National Association, Union Association, and American Association), is the only pitcher ahead of him.
  15th all time with 3,116 strikeouts
  Tied for 48th all time in ERA+ with 127
      Of the 53 pitchers with 1000+ IP and an ERA+ of 127+ (that includes all the pitchers tied with Schilling), only 15 have more innings than Schilling.

Schilling’s Wins Above Average accounts for 70% of his Wins Above Replacement. That’s pretty rare. That means he didn’t just sit around, compiling numbers. He dominated.

How rare is that 70%? Among pitchers with 2000+ innings, these five were above 70%:

  Pedro Martinez (74%)
  Roger Clemens (71%)
  Walter Johnson (70%)
  Curt Schilling (70%)
  Bob Caruthers (70%)

Repoz Posted: October 03, 2012 at 09:58 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, sabermetrics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Traderdave Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:17 AM (#4252257)
Pass.

   2. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:41 AM (#4252289)
Ain't got no distractions, can't hear those buzzers and bells
   3. SoSH U at work Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:47 AM (#4252299)
All that stat talk and not a single mention of his unparalleled ER/UER rate.

But really, doesn't Curt do enough talking about Schilling to cover all of us?

   4. Smiling Joe Hesketh Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:09 AM (#4252331)
His mansion in Mass is up for sale again. Only 3.5 million and it's yours!
   5. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:49 AM (#4252393)
And one bloody sock.
   6. smileyy Posted: October 03, 2012 at 02:21 PM (#4252584)
[4] And for that $3.5M you also get a failed video game company with $100M in debts! (This deal brought to you by Bain Capital)

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harveys Wallbangers
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBrian Cashman says New York Yankees won't pay Alex Rodriguez's $6 million bonus for 660th home run
(39 - 4:10am, May 03)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogOTP - May 2015: Jeb Bush would like to watch baseball with Teddy Roosevelt and Pitbull
(269 - 4:02am, May 03)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - May 2015
(167 - 2:51am, May 03)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for 5-2-15
(99 - 2:15am, May 03)
Last: TerpNats

NewsblogBrady Anderson on Analytics | FanGraphs Baseball
(8 - 1:35am, May 03)
Last: Tuque

NewsblogStarting Rotations April 30, 2015 | Bill James Online
(25 - 1:22am, May 03)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogMadden: A-Rod ties Willie, cloud of suspicion won't go away - NY Daily News
(33 - 12:34am, May 03)
Last: Booey

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(908 - 11:53pm, May 02)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

NewsblogNotMrTibbs's post on Vine
(16 - 11:28pm, May 02)
Last: Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer

NewsblogYankees 101: Study Confirms New York Yankees Fans are Better Looking than Mets Fans
(26 - 11:06pm, May 02)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogBBTF 2015 Shooty Memorial Softball Meet-up!
(185 - 9:30pm, May 02)
Last: Obo

NewsblogWould You Rather Start a Team With Mookie Betts or Xander Bogaerts
(12 - 9:01pm, May 02)
Last: The elusive Robert Denby

NewsblogPedro revels one of his secrets to pitching success - Over the Monster
(8 - 7:17pm, May 02)
Last: Benji Gil Gamesh Rises

NewsblogBrian Auld, Rays plan a neutral environment for Baltimore
(10 - 6:14pm, May 02)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogBryce Harper voted MLBs "most overrated player" by his peers for second consecutive year
(36 - 6:10pm, May 02)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Page rendered in 0.1861 seconds
48 querie(s) executed