John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Quality Start Revisited Back in October of 2004 I wrote a Stat of the Week article called “Is quality start really a quality stat?” I pointed out how a pitcher who has a quality start (6 innings or more with 3 earned runs allowed or less) wins about two-thirds of the time and that shows […]

June 8, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  One Comment

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Does it make sense to “waste” a pitch with an 0-2 count? When a pitcher starts a batter off with two consecutive strikes, he’s clearly ahead in the count and has a range of options available. He can take the efficient route, again throwing the pitch in the strike zone and forcing the hitter to […]

April 30, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments