pangbones wrote:There is no infinity loophole. Since dividing a number by zero is impossible, the ratios show up as infinite. But as the previous posts said, your ERA and Whip is calculated using all ER's and Innings pitched combined.

not if you have an Infinite Improbability Drive like in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Shadow of the Sun* wrote:Come on guys. The ERA and WHIP of your pitchers is not the average of their stats. Instead, yahoo calculates the ERA and WHIP of all your pitchers combined. In other words, it is sum of all earned runs/innings pitched for all your pitchers to calculate ERA. It is not just the average of their ERA.

If it were, then relievers would have an enormous impact on your stats.

Exactly. You above posters need to think of the big picture. It really doesn't matter if your guy is listed with a 108 or an 82 ERA. All that matters is the net effect on your team's pitching stats.

For example, a 27 ERA (one run, one out) from one pitcher is better than a 9 ERA (9 IP, 9 runs) from one pitcher if added to another one pitcher's shutout.

[quote:4fef447375="Geek"]The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.[/quote]

SwingandaMiss wrote:you guys are all wrong. it's not that simple....you're all buying into government propaganda. they want you to believe that it's a calculation that any 2nd grader with half a brain could handle....oh, but it's not....the real calculation is...

where x = number of innings pitched while sober b = number of innings pitched while juiced up a = average shoe size of opposing batters n = number of weeks on HGH Ø = times faced by lebanese immigrant third basemen

Plug in the numbers, and voila, era or whip, depending on which category you're thinking about. Now remember, this is stuff they don't want you to know about, shhhhhhhhhh...

stevethumb wrote:well i suppose it is possible that IF ALL your pitchers never recorded an out during the week then despite giving up a ton of runs and h+w, your ERA and WHIP would still be 0.00 thus winning the week in those cats

No, your ratios would be INF, thus LOSING you those categories. You cannot divide by zero.

[quote:4fef447375="Geek"]The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.[/quote]