Wednesday, May 31, 2006

More on pitching and defense.

Last week, I looked at Tiger pitching/defense from a FIP/DER pespective. Joe Pawlikowski, who writes The Sporting Brews (a blog about the Yankees) did a slightly different analysis and came to similar conclusions:

The wisdom we’re seeing across the Internet these days is that strikeout pitchers are highly preferable to finesse pitchers, yet the Tigers finesse crew has seen a vast improvement this year while their strikeout guy has been relatively on par as far as output goes. The guys who rely on defense are winning, mainly because the team defense has improved, and the guy who relies on his own arm is ho-hum.

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