Let’s look this week at, roughly, the last month of action to see which pitchers are performing well in ERA while also having a strong foundation in the K-minus-BB metric.
I went back to June 25 to account for the All-Star break. The standard sample is about 35–to-40 innings but Corey Kluber is kicking it old-school with 53.1 somehow.
Here’s the full list. But let's pull the top 30 (out of 81) sorted by (strikeouts minus walks) divided by innings pitched here.
The pitchers who are excelling in both ERA (less than 3.00) while being elite in (K-BB)/IP are Kershaw, Keuchel, Sale, Lester, Fernandez, deGrom, Quintana (!), Price, Arrieta, Syndergaard, Lynn, Greinke.
Jose Fernandez is back but is he going to fade post-Tommy John like Matt Harvey has? Harvey's 79th of 81 in the period in (K-BB)/IP and I never thought I’d see that for any significant period. And Harvey had a longer recovery time, though he’s also had more innings with which toRead More »from Pitching by the Numbers: Quintana makes his case