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Hoch's 2012 Splits

Rummaging thru the 2012 splits on Good Luke/Bad Luke provided a series of insights into his bipolar pitching: -Had 16 Good Luke starts, and 16 Historically Bad Luke starts. -Three starts with 6+...

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Pitching Perspective...

The Royals pitching has been awful the entire year - with J. Sanchez and half of Luke's starts getting the most attention. However, some interesting stats suggest things may not have been as bad...

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Rotation Labels

As the trade deadline approaches, the Royals are supposedly looking for near ML ready pitchers (good thing). At this point, fans would take just about anybody that can put together a string of...

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Drafting Pitchers - It's a numbers game.

Compares the draft history of the Royals, Braves and Athletics for the past 14 years.

A Response to McClure on Bannister

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I don't pretend to know much about this stuff, but Kevin Scobee does. Scobee (@scobes15 on Twitter) was a college pitcher who has coaching experience himself. He also gets input from current University of Georgia picher Derek McGowan. Whatever your position is, this is definitely worth a read for those interested in Bannister, McClure, the Royals, or pitching in general.

(Perhaps) the 20 Most Valuable Single Season Performances by Royals Starting Pitchers

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I thought this was something a bit more positive that we could all enjoy. Yes, it is connected with my latest Driveline article on pitcher valuation, but I figure if I add a little extra sugar on top for my Royals Review Peeps (tm), it doesn't count as spam. Anyway, you can learn more about how I value pitchers by reading the article (there's a bit more sugar at the end for Royals fans in the section on tRA). While I haven't incorporated park factors into my database yet, since replacement level is derived from league average, and runs --> wins conversion is custom for each year in my database, it is pretty well adjusted to era. "fe2WAR" is just the dumb name I came up with for averaging FIP-RAR and ERA-WAR, which I then convert to wins. I like Zack, but as you can see, perhaps the Saberhagen comparisons are a bit premature... some pretty incredible seasons in there. Much more to discuss there, I imagine. Note that this is just starting pitchers -- I have a way to incorporate leverage, but it isn't straightforward in terms of mixing leveraged and un-leveraged value in my system, at least not yet. But if we did count it for relievers, I'm pretty sure that at least one or two of Quisenberry's awesome seasons would be in there. But I'll save that for another time. I'm also going to revisit this using BaseRuns-based pitching stats, but that will come later. Enjoy, disagree, discuss!

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Amazing (or at least interesting) Japanese pitches

I recently ran across some very interesting clips of Japanese pitchers that I thought I'd share (so don't run off because this is full of potentially boring text about pitches and pitching -- there...

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