Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Who's The Better Pitcher?

My friend and I are debating who is a better pitcher. Consider these #s and tell me who you think is the better pitcher. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section. Your participation is appreciated.

These #s are based on their career statistics and are for a 162 game average, as listed at baseball-reference.com. I don't want to give too much away about their identities, but both have started more than 500 games and have pitched more than 4000 innings. So they've been around, or were around, for quite a while.

Pitcher A:
W-L = 15-10
GS = 34
CG = 2
SHO = 1
IP = 220
H = 214
HR = 17
BB = 74
K = 129
ERA = 3.54 (.62 below the league average for his career)
WHIP = 1.314

Pitcher B:
W-L = 17-9
GS = 33
CG = 3
SHO = 1
IP = 225.7
H = 219
BB = 49
K = 178
ERA = 3.68 (.83 below the league average for his career)
WHIP = 1.192

I'll post their respective identities a little later on.

J-Boogie

4 comments:

Christine said...

They both look good. The second one looks a lot better though. Way less walks. 74 is too high for me. Anyways I would like to know how long each has been in the league first before really committing to number-2.

If one is 38 and the other is 29 that's a big difference. If one has been in the league 3 years and the other 8 that is also a big difference.

bronxbaseballdaily said...

They both look good. The second one looks a lot better though. Way less walks. 74 is too high for me. Anyways I would like to know how long each has been in the league first before really committing to number-2.

If one is 38 and the other is 29 that's a big difference. If one has been in the league 3 years and the other 8 that is also a big difference.

J-Boogie said...

I don't want to give too much away but both have started more than 500 games and pitched more than 4000 innings. So they've been around, or were around, for quite a while. Both have pitched more than 15 years so it's a pretty large sample size.

She-Fan said...

I'll take the one with the 17 wins. "W"s are hard to come by for a starter these days.