Monday, November 14, 2011

Top 10 Starting Pitchers in MLB

What is an ace? Someone who consistenly wins games by continuing winning streaks, or halting a string of losses. Someone who takes the ball regularly and goes deep into games while keeping the opponent off the board in most of those frames worked. The following is my list of the Top 10 MLB Starting Pitchers in the game today, and is based off the last 3 seasons (2009-2011).


1. Roy Halladay 57-26, 97 GS, 723.1 IP, 26 CG, 9 SHO, 100:647 BB:K, 2.53/1.07, 22.2 WAR.

2. Justin Verlander 61-23, 102 GS, 715.1 IP, 11 CG, 3 SHO, 191:738 BB:K, 3.06/1.08, 21.7 WAR.

3. Cliff Lee 43-30, 94 GS, 672.2 IP, 19 CG, 9 SHO, 103:604 BB:K, 2.93/1.09, 20.5 WAR.

4. Clayton Kershaw 42-23, 96 GS, 608.2 IP, 6 CG, 3 SHO, 226:645 BB:K, 2.63/1.12, 15.6 WAR.

5. Felix Hernandez 46-31, 101 GS, 722 IP, 13 CG, 2 SHO, 208:671 BB:K, 2.73/1.14, 18.5 WAR.

6. Tim Lincecum 44-31, 98 GS, 654.2 IP, 6 CG, 4 SHO, 230:712 BB:K, 2.87/1.17, 17.3 WAR.

7. CC Sabathia 59-23, 101 GS, 705 IP, 7 CG, 2 SHO, 202:624 BB:K, 3.18/1.19, 18.8 WAR.

8. Jered Weaver 47-28, 100 GS, 671 IP, 8 CG, 4 SHO, 176:605 BB:K, 3.03/1.10, 15.3 WAR.

9. Matt Cain 39-30, 99 GS, 662.2 IP, 9 CG, 2 SHO, 197:527 BB:K, 2.97/1.12, 12.3 WAR.

10. Chris Carpenter 44-22, 97 GS, 665 IP, 8 CG, 3 SHO, 156:514 BB:K, 3.02/1.16, 14.2 WAR.

Honoralbe Mentions: Zack Greinke, Cole Hamels, Jon Lester, Dan Haren, and Ubaldo Jimenez.

WAR = Wins Above Replacement, provided by FanGraphs.com

2 comments:

SirAlden said...

No argument there.

Been really thinking about Papelbon. His stats on Consecutive days are steady, and Madson is terrible.

Let's get Nathan, and Lidge.

The Phillies never seem to mess with Offering Arbitration - after Polanco called their Bluff one year. I really hope they Offer Arbitration to Oswalt.

Rollins Type A - 2 Draft Picks
Ibanez Type B - 1 Draft Pick
Oswalt Type A - 2 Draft Picks
Madson Type A - 2 Draft Picks
Lidge Type B - 1 Pick

8 Extra Early Picks!

Papelbon RP - Lose 1 Draft Pick
Reyes SS - Lose 1 Draft Pick
Cuddyer LF/1B/3B Lose 1 Draft Pick
(Draft Picks Lost after Papelbon will be lower a 2nd Round then a 3rd Round)

If these 3 were signed there would be a NET 5 Extra Early Picks if Oswalt was offered Arbitration.

Furcal SS - Type B No Lost Pick A. Ramirez 3B - Type B No Lost Pick

GM-Carson said...

Vance Worley finished 3rd in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. Congrats to the Vanimals, and hopefully many more productive seasons with the Phils.