Rotating stats

DMZ · August 15, 2008 at 8:31 pm · Filed Under Mariners 


Felix 8.34
Bedard 8
RRS 6.97
Batista 5.72
Dickey 5.19
Washburn 5.17
Silva 3.89
WORST ~3.5


Silva 1.65
Washburn 2.72
Felix 3.46
RRS 4.01
Dickey 4.04
Bedard 4.11
Batista 6.09
WORST ~8 (actually, more like 7, 7.5 — at eight you have to be a short reliever who throws 100)


BEST ~.4
Felix 0.6
RRS 0.74
Bedard 1
Washburn 1.06
Silva 1.12
Dickey 1.15
Batista 1.5
WORST ~1.6


BEST ~14%
Bedard 16.7
Dickey 18.3
Felix 18.5
Batista 21.5
Silva 22.2
Washburn 22.8
RRS 23
WORST ~25%


RRS 30.6
LOW ~33%
Washburn 36.2
Bedard 40.3
Batista 43
Silva 44.2
Dickey 46.8
Felix 51.5
HIGH ~65.6% (for Webb… mortals aspire to 60%)


18 Responses to “Rotating stats”

  1. edgar for mayor on August 15th, 2008 8:51 pm

    Felix is good…we know 😉

  2. killer_ewok18 on August 15th, 2008 8:58 pm

    So, Miguel Batista is ~WORST?

  3. JMHawkins on August 15th, 2008 9:40 pm

    So, Miguel Batista is ~WORST?

    No no. WORST is an acronym for Batista, Washburn, and Silva.


  4. Steve T on August 15th, 2008 9:43 pm

    Oh, that’s good.

    Remember, these are all without factoring in Safeco, too.

  5. scott19 on August 15th, 2008 10:03 pm

    That is a good one, JMH…I’ll have to remember that!

    Meanwhile, I think I may have solved the mystery of how The Burger Chef (Silva) went from being a “ground ball specialist” at the Metrodome to having his whole repertoire of suck pitches hit out to the warning track (or beyond) at Safeco: namely, there must be some kind of magnetic force-field array built in to the teflon roof there that caused his pitches to sink more.

    Yes, I know it’s a reach, but still…

  6. Breadbaker on August 15th, 2008 10:23 pm

    namely, there must be some kind of magnetic force-field array built in to the teflon roof there that caused his pitches to sink more.

    If there was, it must have been manipulated by the Twins, because we can be very certain it wasn’t working tonight.

  7. Sinking Away on August 15th, 2008 10:25 pm

    Great acronym, JMH. Absolutely nailed it. Now, what do we do with them? But even more important, how do we avoid WORST in the future? The answer to the first is obvious, we keep paying them because no one else is going to take them off our hands (at a price the current FO will agree to). I’m really more interested in how to keep the FO from doing this again. Evaluating future pitching performance is difficult for any team, yet some do it much better than we do.

  8. scott19 on August 15th, 2008 11:02 pm

    All the fat jokes aside, the compassionate (i.e. non-empirical) side of me at partially wants to believe that The Burger Chef, at 29, is not completely washed up just yet…

    However, must this FO really pay him $12+ million next year just to give him some more rope?

  9. mln on August 15th, 2008 11:09 pm

    The Burger Chef. Hehe.

  10. earinc on August 15th, 2008 11:43 pm


  11. lokiforever on August 15th, 2008 11:51 pm

    So Washburn’s greatest attribute, his heightened skill, is that he walks slighlty fewer batters than league average? Otherwise, he’s below average, except for maybe grit and age.

  12. Johan Garpenlov on August 16th, 2008 12:04 am

    Washburn is ~BEST in RRARP.

    Rodent Resemblance Above Replacement Player

  13. vic_romano on August 16th, 2008 12:30 am

    Like what I see out of RRS, especially his K/9 & HR/9. There’s our #5 next year!

  14. FMR on August 16th, 2008 3:24 am

    Numbers are slightly different for starters and relievers, but mere mortals actually aspire to Roy Corcoran’s ridiculous 72% batted ball rate.

  15. Evan R. on August 16th, 2008 3:53 am

    Like what I see out of RRS, especially his K/9 & HR/9. There’s our #5 next year!

    Also the lowest GB%, therefore his FB% is higher, so perhaps the low HR/9 is a bit fluky? Or does this somehow have more to do with his primarily being used in relief?

  16. msb on August 16th, 2008 7:36 am

    to quote Larry Stone on the blog, “He is now 0-5, 8.03 in his last eight starts (40.1 ip, 36 er, 61 hits, five homers, .351 opponents average). He is a sinkerball pitcher who is too often throwing the ball thigh high, as Jim Riggleman put it. I’m no Leo Mazzone, but that’s not good.”

  17. msb on August 16th, 2008 7:38 am

    Silva, that is.

    “edit” doesn’t work if you walk away after hitting the post button.

  18. mikeym on August 16th, 2008 8:16 am

    Selfish players pad their own stats. Stand up guys like Silva are generous and willing to help pad the stats of others.

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