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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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