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Pirate Starters: Quality Starts and Blowups

 

After the 3 games in NY, it got me thinking about how the Buc’s SP has been so good at times and so bad at other times. So I looked at every game this year (minus the Jakubauskas and 2 Ohlendorf starts) to see just what the distribution of Quality Starts, Average Starts, and Blowups. Here are the results:

Pitcher Starts HQS QS Avg Poor BlowUp
Maholm 30 13% 30% 20% 13% 23%
Duke 26 19% 27% 4% 4% 46%
Ohlendorf 19 32% 21% 16% 0% 26%
Karstens 19 11% 42% 11% 0% 37%
Morton 13 0% 15% 31% 0% 54%
Burres 9 44% 0% 11% 0% 44%
Lincoln 9 11% 0% 33% 0% 56%
McCutchen, D 8 25% 0% 13% 25% 38%
McDonald, J 8 50% 0% 13% 0% 38%
Eveland 1 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
142 20% 22% 16% 5% 37%

Note: Some totals don't add to 100% due to roundoff.

Things that jump out at me:

  • 42% Poor starts and blowups seems pretty high to me
  • 42% High Quality and Quality starts seems pretty good to me
  • 16% Average starts seems pretty low to me
  • Ohlendorf seems to be the “best” of the bunch with 70% of his starts being HQS/QS/Average. Maholm is next “best”
  • Ohlendorf  and Karstens have had the best % of HQS/QS
  • Half of Duke's starts are Poor or Blowups.

Looking at these figures, while it would be nice to have a Ace, I’d prefer to just cut down on the Blowups and Poor starts. I'd be happy with few more starters who give me average starts and don't blowup as often.

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