Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Zack "Cy" Greinke, in a tribute to 1949 Bowman

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Zack Greinke, Kansas City Royals
Tribute to 1949 Bowman
by Goose Joak

Pretty much any way you slice it, Greinke is having a season to remember. I really, really want him to win the Cy Young award.

American League Ranks:

Wins above replacement: 7.5 (1st)
Win probability added: 4.5 (1st)
Fielding independent era: 2.39 (1st)
Traditional era: 2.32 (1st)
Strikeouts per walk: 5.05 (1st)
Innings: 190 1/3 (2nd)

3 comments:

  1. Unfortunately the writers who vote on this award look at one stat first - wins. I think of 2002 as the best example since I am a PedroMartinezoligist. Barry Zito stole it from him that year.

    Zito FIP 3.87
    Pedro FIP 2.24

    Zito ERA: 2.75
    Pedro ERA: 2.26

    Zito K:BB 2.33
    Pedro K:BB 5.98

    Zito WPA: 3.96
    Pedro WPA: 3.79

    If it was me doing the vote, looking at the candidates side by side it's an easy call that Greinke wins this thing.

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  2. Oh my goodness...I always knew Pedro was jobbed, but back then I didn't follow FIP so I had no idea how bad it was.

    You still a Pedro fan now that he's with Philly?

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  3. Yea, it wasn't even close. I have not paid attention to pitchers win totals for a while now. I want to know how much (or little) they are able to dominate an opponent on any given night. Pedro and dominance went hand in hand during his prime years.

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