05-22-2014, 01:01 PM #21
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ERA FIP x FIP SIERA K-BB% -0.60767 -0.77164 -0.89135 -0.96261 K/BB -0.53073 -0.66139 -0.74294 -0.77169
Basically the tradeoff's worth it if you drop your walk rate by more than you drop your K rate.
05-23-2014, 12:57 AM #22
All the metrics and the %'s and x/9's are all so convincing, and I like NicksV's comments, but yet I see Mark Buehrle just pitched another game tonight (I will hesitate to say he "won" another game tonight, because as everybody in the saber metrics world knows, wins are meaningless ) but even so, I find myself agreeing with the general sentiment of the original post -- a pitcher can be successful without being a strikeout pitcher. An entire staff might even be successful over the course of the season without being top heavy in strikeouts, I don't know.