League(s): AL & NL,
Pitcher Type: ALL (50 IP minimum), Stats searched:
This tool allows you to remove players from the rankings. These could be players that you are not interested in, or in the event of a draft, you can remove players as they are drafted, in order to better find your next draft pick.
Click the checkbox to the left of the player name and then click the NIX box above to remove your selections.
BABIP: (batting avg on balls in play) from lowest to highest
BABIP-: (batting avg on balls in play) from highest to lowest
ERA-: (earned run avg, reverse of ERA) highest to lowest
WHIP-: (walks+hits/inning, reverse of WHIP) highest to lowest
FIP, FIP-: (fielding independent pitching) formula designed by Tom Tango that creates a predicted ERA without consideration of team defense (FIP: lowest to highest; FIP-, reverse).
K/9, K/9-: (strikeouts per 9 innings) lowest to highest, highest to lowest
K/BB, K/BB-: (strikeouts/walks) lowest to highest, highest to lowest
HR/9, HR/9-: (homeruns allowed per nine innings) lowest to highest, highest to lowest
L: losses, lowest to highest
LOB%, LOB%-: strand rate (left on base %), how often a pitcher prevents opposing hitters who have gotten on base from scoring. We use earned runs instead of runs scored and we do not include HBP
R27: (rule of 27) ranks players according to how close they are to 27 years of age
Advanced Search Hints
ERA + WHIP + BABIP- + FIP- = find pitchers who had great ERA and WHIP numbers, but who were hit often, suggesting positive results may be more luck than skill
WHIP + FIP + ERA- = find pitchers who gave up few hits and walks, but who somehow suffered from a bad ERA, suggesting that we could see substantial improvement
K/9 + K/BB + HR/9 = find pitchers with stellar control, who strikeout batters more than they walk them and who allow fewer homeruns; this is the "LIMA Plan" formula by Ron Shandler (low investment mound aces)
WHIP + FIP + ERA- + BABIP- + LOB%- = find pitchers who gave up few hits and walks and who suffered from a ton of bad luck that led to a bad ERA, suggesting that we could see substantial improvement
BABIP + LOB% + ERA + W + FIP- = find pitchers who appear to be pretty solid based on wins and ERA figures, but who enjoyed such success because of luck... meaning they just might crash and burn next year
Have some other hints? Email Rob, and it might be added here!