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Monday, August 13, 2018

Times Facing Opponent in Game for 2018 pitchers 3rd PA in G, as SP.

Starting pitchers (SP)

For 2018, 3rd PA in G, as SP (within Times Facing Opponent in Game), (requiring GS >= 18), sorted by OPS  https://www.baseball-reference.com/tiny/UDApK

91 pitchers met the criteria as of August 12, 2018. Here are the ten best and ten worst:

RkIPlayerSplitYearGOPS
WLW-L%ERAGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBROESOHBPBKWPBFWHIPSO9SO/WPAABRH2B3BHRSBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGTBGDPHBPSHSFIBBROEBAbiptOPS+sOPS+
1James Paxton3rd PA in G, as SP201821.4721.992140.2251193700490001480.78710.87.00148141112520300749.177.216.25536600000.2474721
2Matt Boyd3rd PA in G, as SP201822.5092.352230.2171183901251001180.8487.32.78118107111740300925.159.229.28030210101.1755630
3Corey Kluber3rd PA in G, as SP201823.5292.402345.03315125303420001720.8008.414.00172169153341500342.195.209.32054200003.2307533
4Aaron Nola3rd PA in G, as SP201824.5432.252440.0329102903350001611.0257.93.8916115093250200935.213.256.28743301103.2639739
5Tyler Anderson3rd PA in G, as SP201822.5762.272235.2257921500281001441.1217.11.87144127725412001528.197.285.29137310100.2356849
6Alex Wood3rd PA in G, as SP201821.5882.402130.0241283304223001180.9006.67.33118111122440300322.216.254.33337430104.2417849
7Chris Sale3rd PA in G, as SP201821.5942.522135.22412105700462001390.86911.66.57139129122451500746.186.237.35746120100.24112749
8Gerrit Cole3rd PA in G, as SP201824.5982.342442.131151131201521001661.01611.14.3316615315311103001252.203.265.33351410001.28610652
9David Price3rd PA in G, as SP201822.6013.152234.1268123801325001390.9908.44.0013912582650300832.208.281.32040450101.2537154
10Sean Manaea3rd PA in G, as SP201823.6062.542339.03216114301201001500.8974.66.67150145163271400320.221.240.36653110101.2308552


RkIPlayerSplitYearGOPSWLW-L%ERAGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBROESOHBPBKWPBFWHIPSO9SO/WPAABRH2B3BHRSBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGTBGDPHBPSHSFIBBROEBAbiptOPS+sOPS+
1Jake Odorizzi3rd PA in G, as SP2018211.2998.242119.2322418121231192001032.2378.71.581038824327012111219.364.447.85275220131.345219220
2Tyler Mahle3rd PA in G, as SP2018181.1227.361822.033231881231170001082.0457.01.42108952333818001217.347.417.70567200131.352163179
3Marco Estrada3rd PA in G, as SP2018181.0947.291821.0321817750011000991.7624.72.2099931832121700511.344.374.72067000100.329169170
4Jakob Junis3rd PA in G, as SP2018211.0379.102128.247312991512220001482.1636.91.471481313147709001522.359.419.61881100212.373160161
5Luke Weaver3rd PA in G, as SP2018211.0299.002123.036222371212170001162.0876.71.421161042236517001217.346.414.61564200012.363171159
6Masahiro Tanaka3rd PA in G, as SP2018181.0278.861821.1251921980113200961.5475.51.639686192550900813.291.365.66357420001.250183154
7Jose Quintana3rd PA in G, as SP2018201.0118.222023.034172151521201001162.1307.81.331161001734905001520.340.431.58058310021.387171156
8Andrew Cashner3rd PA in G, as SP2018201.0075.462028.040181732031171001382.1435.50.8513811518401223012017.348.442.56565310231.381145156
9CC Sabathia3rd PA in G, as SP201820.9876.082023.23618166602273001151.77510.34.50115104183661600627.346.391.59662330202.411174148
10Alex Cobb3rd PA in G, as SP201822.9706.752232.044282451120160001461.7194.51.4514613228441525001116.333.379.59178501220.345129143

Among the ten best are Red Sox starters (7) Sale and (9) Price. The other two Red Sox starters: (28) Eduardo Rodriguez and (38) Rick Porcello.

Among the ten worst are Yankees starters (84) Sabathia and (87) Tanaka. The other two Yankees starters: (37) Sonny Gray and (71) Luis Severino.

That suggests that the Red Sox do not need depth in the bullpen nearly as much as the Yankees. More on this in the next post.

Other notables between the top and bottom ten:
16Max Scherzer
35Jacob deGrom
39Justin Verlander
44Jake Arrieta
64Dallas Keuchel
67Zack Greinke
72Jon Lester
73Cole Hamels
78Felix Hernandez
80Bartolo Colon

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