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Tampa Bay Rays 2019 Statistical Leaders – Pitching

By Seth Carter
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We take a look at the Tampa Bay Rays’ players who led the team in all sorts of pitching statistics in 2019.

This is pretty straight forward as we take a look at the Tampa Bay Rays pitching statistics from their 96-win season. We’ll list the leaders in your traditional stats and we might get a little weird with them, too. After all, this is baseball and what is baseball without some weird statistics?

So buy into the hype and feed your excitement by reviewing some of the numbers from out 2019, 96-win, Tampa Bay Rays.

Keep in mind, there are four pages of statistical leaders. Make sure you are clicking to the next slide to get the full statistical picture.

Innings Pitched – Charlie Morton led the way with 194.2 innings pitched. The Rays are studious with statistics and are willing to pull a pitcher before they hit the third time through the lineup. While the league average progressively gets better the second and third times they face a pitcher, Charlie Morton was at his best the third time through the lineup allowing a .198/.246/.308 slash. More of Morton was the answer for the Rays in 2019.

SP ERA with100+ IP – Due to an interesting combination of trust in the bullpen, analytics, and injuries, the Rays only had three starting pitchers reach 100 innings pitched. of the three, Charlie Morton led the way with 3.05 ERA. Yonny Chirinos (3.54)* and Blake Snell (4.29).

*Chirinos finished the season with a 3.85 total ERA but as a starting pitcher, his ERA was only3.54.

Beanballs from SP – Charlie Morton led the team by hitting 12 batters. Morton and Ryan Yarbrough accounted for 20 of the team’s 22 starting pitcher beanballs.

Walks/9 Innings – Ryan Yarbrough blew the competition away, as far as qualified pitchers, only walking 1.3 batters per nine innings.

Saves – Emilio Pagan emerged as the primary closer saving 20 games for the Rays in 2019.