Evaluating MLB Pitching
As a MLB baseball fan and sports bettor, you probably know that one key element in any baseball game is the pitching. A solid pitcher can completely shutdown an opposing side. What happens when you have two very good pitchers going at it? Usually the game is low scoring?no matter how good the hitters are.
Just the opposite can happen when to sub-par pitchers take the mound. Knowing how to properly evaluate pitching is key to winning your baseball bets. However, evaluating can be a complicated task. Just what should we pay attention to? That's the purpose of this article. We will discus what's important to look at and use the past performance of real pitchers to illustrate these points. It's time to play ball.
It would be easy to look at that and decide that he's a good pitcher. However, looking at his stats deeper tells a tale of two pitchers?home and away. Let's compare.
On the road he is 10-3.
He pitched 10 more innings on the road.
While you can look at history, it's best to look at the current season and only pull in history if there are no current season performances. The reason is simple; teams change, at least a little, each year. Let's keep looking at Freddy Garcia to see why team performance is so important. Take a look at a couple teams Garcia pitched against in 2005 and the outcome.
If the pitcher is known for 5-6 inning outings, then you know the bullpen will be a major factor in the game. If this is the case and the team's bullpen is suspect, you have to devalue the starting pitcher some. If you have a pitcher that normally works 7-8 innings and the team has a dominant closer and possibly a very good setup man, then you can focus more on the starting pitcher. Here's an example list of pitchers and their 2005 averages.
Livian Hernandez 7 innings.
It will pay off in the end.
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