Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Interesting Pitching Tidbits

With Nolasco's victory today, I was wondering what his chances of making the All Star team are. So, I went to The Hardball Times and looked at the sabermetric pitching stats. 

Since I have posted here several times on the subject Andrew Miller, I was gratified, and quite surprised, to learn that Miller really shines in a couple of sabermetric stats.

Hardball Times has a stat they call Fielding Independent Pitching, which is supposed to measure only the stuff that the pitcher is responsible for. Obviously, HR, walks, HBP and  SO are the key numbers. 

Well, by that measure, Andrew Miller absolutely shines. In fact, he does a little  better than Johan Santana!

Not that young Andrew is going to make the All Star team--he's not--and Nolasco might make it with another good start or two. But  Miller really could be something special.

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