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Even More SP Comparisons

OK, this is my last post (well maybe) using data I mined about SP.

Here is a comparison for the Bucs, Reds, and the "Top 45 SP" as I listed in my previous post:. By Top 45, these were the NL SP with ~26 or more starts in 2010, which was ~ 45 pitchers. I like using the Reds cause they won our division and a few years ago were as bad as us (well almost!).

 

Stat Pirates Reds Top 45
Innings Pitched 5.4 5.9 6.2
Hits Allowed Per 9 10.8 9.1 8.6
Runs Allowed Per 9 5.9 4.4 4.0
BaseRunners per 9 13.9 12.1 11.5
ER Per 9 5.3 4.1 3.7
BB Per 9 3.1 3.1 2.9
SO Per 9 5.7 6.6 7.3
HR Per 9 1.2 1.1 0.9
SP Wins % 21% 36% 40%
SP Loss % 52% 28% 33%
SP ND % 27% 36% 27%
HQS% 19% 34% 36%
QS% 25% 19% 25%
Avg% 16% 16% 13%
Poor% 6% 7% 6%
BlowUp% 35% 24% 20%
%HQS/QS/Avg 60% 69% 74%
HQS Win% 55% 58% 66%
QS Win% 33% 62% 41%
Avg Win% 4% 21% 25%
Poor Win% 11% 10% 14%
BlowUp Win% 4% 3% 7%


Some interesting things:

1. Our SP lasted 1.8 innings less than the Top 45 Average. Meaning our Bullpen had to cover roughly 2 more innings per start. That put quite a strain on our BP to say the least.

2. Our SP gave up 1.4 ER more per Game that the Top 45 Average. No news there really.

3. Our SP (with help/hinerance from our defense) gave up 1.9 Runs more per Game that the Top 45 Average. The defense added ,5 runs per game. These are huge!

4. Due to our poor offense, we only won 55% of our HQS (avg was 66%), 33% or QS (avg was 41%), and 4% of Avg starts (avg was 25%). So our poor hitting did not help our SPs when they actually pitched a decent (or better) game. This was particularly true for QA/Avg starts. We actually did better in Aug/Sept. where these numbers were  62%/29%/10% respectively, but still below the average.

What does it all mean? We were not very good and deserved to loss 105 games.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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