A Look At The Rays Rotation, By The Numbers

With pitchers and catchers reporting in just a few days, I thought it was time to take take a peek at the Rays potential Starting Rotation, by the numbers.

I would hypothesize that this rotation is pretty much set in stone barring one potential change.  If David Price does not show some development on a third pitch, and Jeremy Hellickson continues to progress at his current rate, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Price move into the pen ala our World Series Run, and have Hellickson get a crack at the rotation.  He has 4 pitches, and shows much better command of those pitches, than Price has shown thusfar.

Without further ado…

James Shields

Year Age W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2006 24 6 8 4.84 21 21 1 0 0 124.2 141 69 67 18 38 5 104 5 1.436 10.2 1.3 2.7 7.5 2.74
2007 25 12 8 3.85 31 31 1 0 0 215.0 202 98 92 28 36 0 184 10 1.107 8.5 1.2 1.5 7.7 5.11
2008 26 14 8 3.56 33 33 3 2 0 215.0 208 94 85 24 40 0 160 12 1.153 8.7 1.0 1.7 6.7 4.00
2009 27 11 12 4.14 33 33 0 0 0 219.2 239 113 101 29 52 1 167 1 1.325 9.8 1.2 2.1 6.8 3.21
4 Seasons 43 36 4.01 118 118 5 2 0 774.1 790 374 345 99 166 6 615 28 1.235 9.2 1.2 1.9 7.1 3.70
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/16/2010.

Matt Garza

Year Age Tm W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2006 22 MIN 3 6 5.76 10 9 0 0 0 50.0 62 33 32 6 23 0 38 1.700 11.2 1.1 4.1 6.8 1.65
2007 23 MIN 5 7 3.69 16 15 0 0 0 83.0 96 44 34 8 32 4 67 1.542 10.4 0.9 3.5 7.3 2.09
2008 24 TBR 11 9 3.70 30 30 3 2 0 184.2 170 83 76 19 59 2 128 1.240 8.3 0.9 2.9 6.2 2.17
2009 25 TBR 8 12 3.95 32 32 0 0 0 203.0 177 93 89 25 79 0 189 1.261 7.8 1.1 3.5 8.4 2.39
4 Seasons 27 34 3.99 88 86 3 2 0 520.2 505 253 231 58 193 6 422 1.341 8.7 1.0 3.3 7.3 2.19
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Generated 2/16/2010.

Jeff Niemann

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2008 25 2 2 .500 5.06 5 2 0 0 16.0 18 12 9 3 8 0 14 1.625 10.1 1.7 4.5 7.9 1.75
2009 26 13 6 .684 3.94 31 30 2 0 180.2 185 84 79 17 59 1 125 1.351 9.2 0.8 2.9 6.2 2.12
2 Seasons 15 8 .652 4.03 36 32 2 0 196.2 203 96 88 20 67 1 139 1.373 9.3 0.9 3.1 6.4 2.07
162 Game Avg. 15 8 .652 4.03 36 32 2 0 197 203 96 88 20 67 1 139 1.373 9.3 0.9 3.1 6.4 2.07
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/16/2010.

David Price

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA G GS SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2008 22 TBR AL 0 0 1.93 5 1 0 0 14.0 9 4 3 1 4 0 12 228 0.929 5.8 0.6 2.6 7.7 3.00
2009 23 TBR AL 10 7 4.42 23 23 0 0 128.1 119 72 63 17 54 0 102 102 1.348 8.3 1.2 3.8 7.2 1.89
2 Seasons 10 7 4.17 28 24 0 0 142.1 128 76 66 18 58 0 114 108 1.307 8.1 1.1 3.7 7.2 1.97
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Generated 2/16/2010.

Wade Davis

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2009 23 TBR AL 2 2 .500 3.72 6 6 0 1 1 0 36.1 33 19 15 2 13 1 36 0 0 1 150 121 1.266 8.2 0.5 3.2 8.9 2.77
1 Season 2 2 .500 3.72 6 6 0 1 1 0 36.1 33 19 15 2 13 1 36 0 0 1 150 121 1.266 8.2 0.5 3.2 8.9 2.77
162 Game Avg. 11 11 .500 3.72 34 34 0 6 6 0 206 187 108 85 11 74 6 204 0 0 6 850 121 1.266 8.2 0.5 3.2 8.9 2.77
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/16/2010.

Topics: David Price, James Shields, Jeff Niemann, Matt Garza, Wade Davis

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