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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