Starting Pitchers in 2014


Here are the 93 qualified starting pitchers to date, plotted by strikeout rate and walk rate. The bottom-right corner is the sweet spot, naturally filled by Clayton Kershaw. I’m a little disappointed, however, in the lack of pitchers with extremely high strikeout and walk rates (the Randy Johnson zone*), or with extremely low strikeout and walk rates (the Jon Lieber zone).

*Johnson nearly won a Cy Young award in 1994 with a walk rate of 10.4%, which would be the league’s highest today.

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