Pitcher Wins Prove Meaningless, Again

We have the compiled first-half 2013 stats of two NL starting pitchers:

A – 18 Starts, 113 IP, 107 SO, 33 BB, 13 HR

B – 18 Starts, 118 IP, 116 SO, 33 BB, 12 HR

These pitcher influenced outcomes (strikeouts, walks & home-runs) show both guys to have been equally valuable this year.

Now let’s look at two other stats:

A – 3 Wins, 11 Losses

B – 9 Wins, 5 Losses

How do we gain any meaningful information from Wins and Losses?  Is pitcher A having as bad a year as his W/L record indicates?  Is pitcher B 6 wins better than A?  Of course not.

So, can you guess these two pitchers?

A is Phillies lefty Cole Hamels and B is Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.

Posted on July 7, 2013, in pitching rants and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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