Free Agent Starting Pitching Leaderboards

We checked in on the free agent offensive leaderboards yesterday; now let's see how starting pitchers stack up a quarter of the way through the season.

ERA

  1. Hiroki Kuroda – 3.21
  2. C.J. Wilson – 3.38
  3. C.C. Sabathia – 3.47
  4. Jason Marquis – 3.54
  5. Bruce Chen – 3.59

SIERA (minimum 40 innings)

  1. Bartolo Colon – 3.30
  2. Ryan Dempster – 3.62
  3. Hiroki Kuroda – 3.82
  4. C.C. Sabathia – 3.92
  5. Chris Carpenter – 4.02

Innings pitched

    1.  C.J. Wilson – 61 1/3
    2.  Mark Buehrle, C.C. Sabathia – 59 2/3
    4.  Livan Hernandez – 57 1/3
    5.  Brad Penny – 57

Strikeouts per nine innings

  1. Ryan Dempster – 8.6
  2. Bartolo Colon – 8.5
  3. C.C. Sabathia – 7.5
  4. C.J. Wilson – 7.34
  5. Edwin Jackson - 7.28

Walks per nine innings

  1. Jeff Francis – 1.67
  2. Jason Marquis – 1.69
  3. Bartolo Colon – 2.1
  4. Hiroki Kuroda – 2.2
  5. Mark Buehrle – 2.6

Groundball rate

  1. Brad Penny – 54.0%
  2. Paul Maholm – 52.4%
  3. Jason Marquis – 51.7%
  4. Jeff Francis – 49.5%
  5. Hiroki Kuroda – 48.5%

Average fastball velocity

    1.  Edwin Jackson – 93.8 mph
    2.  C.C. Sabathia – 92.8
    3.  Brad Penny – 92.0
    4.  Chris Carpenter, Bartolo Colon – 91.8


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  1. j6takish 4 years ago

    As someone who dabbles pretty deeply into sabremetrics, I only have one question.

    The $!#* is SIERA?!?

    • j6takish 4 years ago

       Also, before someone over reacts to my previous post. I’ve already read the article on SIERA. It’s a shame that I have to include a disclaimer on perfectly reasonable internet forum jokes.

    • MB923 4 years ago

      Some Imaginary Earned Run Average

    • Click on the word man. 

  2. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    I have no idea how Colon is producing like he is. I’m as surprised as everyone else, if not more.

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      stem cell research!

      “how are we not funding this!!?!” Peter Griffin 

    • roomwithamoose 4 years ago

       probably he knows if he holds back and pitches mediocre or worse, then he’s done completely anyway at his age. So he’s decided to risk injury and let loose and gamble that his arm holds up the entire year. just a guess.

  3. Tyler Neuharth 4 years ago

    Pretty sure Dempster is not a free agent next year.  He is signed through 2012… 

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