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6/12/08

The pitching situation

Here are the rankings of the starters in the following categories:

K/9

Baker
Slowey
Bonser
Blackburn
Perkins
Hernandez

pitches/games started

Hernandez
Perkins
Slowey
Bonser
Blackburn
Baker

BB/9
Baker
Slowey
Hernandez
Blackburn
Perkins
Bonser

ERA

Baker
Blackburn
Perkins
Slowey
Hernandez
Bonser

WHIP
Baker
Slowey
Blackburn
Bonser
Perkins
Hernandez

Wins

Hernandez
Blackburn
Bonser
Baker/Slowey/Perkins

Loses

Baker
Perkins
Hernandez
Blackburn
Slowey/Bonser

If you give 6 points for the pitcher who leads in a category, 5 points for the second in a category etc down to 1 point for the last in the category, you have:

Total:
Baker 34
Slowey 27
Blackburn 25
Hernandez 24
Perkins 23
Bonser 18

I'd say that Bonser was the odd man out and he deserved the demotion.


Looking at the reliever rankings, similar as above, but scoring 9-1 for the following
categories:

K/9
Nathan 9
Breslow 8
Rincon 7
Crain 6
Guerrier/Bonser 5
Korecky 3
Reyes 2
Bass 1

BB/9


Nathan 9
Breslow 8
Reyes 7
Bonser 6
Bass 5
Korecky 4
Crain 3
Guerrier 2
Rincon 1

ERA

Breslow 9
Nathan 8
Reyes 7
Crain 6
Guerrier 5
Korecky 4
Bass 3
Rincon 2
Bonser 1

WHIP

Breslow 9
Nathan 8
Korecky 7
Reyes 6
Crain 5
Bonser 4
Guerrier 3
Bass 2
Rincon 1

Saves+Holds

Nathan 9
Guerrier 8
Crain/Reyes 7
Bass/Rinco 5
Korecky/Breslow/Bonser 3


Total

Nathan 43
Breslow 37
Reyes 29
Crain 27
Guerrier 23
Korecky 21
Bonser 19
Rincon/Bass 16


It is clear that Rincon and Bass do not belong. Bonser's numbers' inclusion is somewhat of an apples to oranges comparison, but necessary. Additionally, Guerrier leads the team with 5 IBBs, which penalizes his ranking