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?