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.

Advertisements

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: