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Back to the WHIP

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Dan mentioned in the comments last week that better pitchers might get less run support because in the NL they get more at bats (and are less likely to be pulled in critical RBI situations). So I ran the same WHIP vs. Run rupport graphs for the AL vs. the NL. And he’s spot on:

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The slope of the AL (blue) graph is negligible, and the entire effect comes from the NL (red). Wow, half a run is pretty serious. Maybe they should put some batting cages out next to the bullpen. Get off your asses, boys! Time to help your own cause occasionally…

Written by halejon

June 25, 2007 at 7:33 pm

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