BAA (Batting Average Against) not to be confused with the BBWAA – Nick Anderson with a .160 BAA, are you surprised?
BAA 22+ IP – Since Nick Anderson only pitched 21.1 innings, I wanted to give closer Emilio Pagan his due. Pagan battled through 70 innings and only allowed a .167 average against him.
LOB w/ 60+ IP – Left on-base percentage can be a little fluky with small sample sizes. So I may be leaving out some worthy pitchers like Nick Anderson and Trevor Richards, but there are two names that stick out on this list with over 60 innings pitched. Emilio Pagan stranded 94.8% of runners that got on base in 70 innings. Tyler Glasnow was second with an 84.7% LOB rate. How good was Pagan last season?
WHIP (Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched) – With a minimum of 50 innings pitched, Rays’ closer Emilio Pagan took the cake with a .829 WHIP.
Last year the league average WHIP was 1.33 across 43423.1 innings pitched. The Tampa Bay Rays had 21 pitchers finish with a WHIP better than league average in 2019.
rWAR (Wins Above Replacement – Baseball-Reference) – This was not even close as Charlie Morton finished with a 5.1 WAR, the next closes was Tyler Glasnow with a 2.6 WAR. If you average Glasnow’s WAR out over 200 innings then he would have been .2 points better than Gerrit Cole. Watch out Charlie!
Which names really stuck out to you?