Strikeouts/9 innings (all) – Mid-season acquisition Nick Anderson blew the doors off of the bullpen for the Rays. Anderson struck out an incredible 41 hitters in just 21.1 innings.
Strikeouts/9 innings (min. 30 IP) – Colin Poche finished with 72 Ks in 51 innings, good for a 12.5 SO/9 rate.
Strikeouts/9 innings (min. 100 IP) – Blake Snell still had the strikeouts last season, Snell’s 12.4 rate was good for best on the team for pitchers who threw at least 100 innings. Snell registered 147 Ks in just 107 innings. With injury issues behind him and a FIP that disagreed with his final ERA, we expect big things from the former Cy Young Award winner in 2020.
Wins- Charlie Morton led the Rays in baseball’s traditional measuring stick for a pitcher with 16 wins. Wins aren’t the be-all-end-all stat they used to be, but they still have value. Morton was able to rack up wins by dominating hitters the third time through and fighting to put his team in a position to win.
ERA (min. 8+ innings pitched) – Tyler Glasnow had a 1.78 mark in 60.2 innings pitched. I posted the Robertson/Susler stat to demonstrate how impressive Glasnow’s 1.78 ERA was in 2019. Typically you have to sift through several guys who threw 10-20 innings to get a reasonable perspective on ERA stats. Glasnow was third on the team regardless of innings pitched. In fact, you have to travel all the way to the 8th spot on the list to find another player who logged more than 24 innings.