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Pitching stats question

Postby CraigMasbruch » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:34 pm

I am looking for statistics on either ERA or runs scored by month (or graphically, by date). I am looking for evidence that playing more starting pitchers at certain times of the year (especially April-May) can help my team's ERA/Whip. If it holds true that fewer runs are scored early in the year, and possibly late in the year as well, then I can strategize accordingly, using more of my innings during those times and less during months when hitters are coming out ahead. Anyone know where I can find such statistics?
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Re: Pitching stats question

Postby J35J » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:45 pm

I'd guess you would have to do all the work. Not sure if there is anything readily available out there that has this info already calculated, etc.

I'd also guess that when it comes down to it there won't be much difference. It will just come down to you trying to play specific players' career splits. Just draft the best guys possible and if you know 1 or 2 of those guys are notoriously bad in a specific month then try to compensate for that.

Try not to over analyze things.....just my opninion. Good luck with it though!
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Re: Pitching stats question

Postby interchange » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:54 pm

How good is your statistics knowledge? You'd have to do more than show that ERA is lower, you'd have to show that it's statistically significant. I'd also look at other factors such as batting average.
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Re: Pitching stats question

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:12 pm

If you go to the ESPN MLB stats page and use team pitching, you can look at ERA by month. You can do that for several years. I doubt it is consistently a pattern, but I have not looked at it.
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Re: Pitching stats question

Postby CraigMasbruch » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:07 pm

interchange wrote:How good is your statistics knowledge? You'd have to do more than show that ERA is lower, you'd have to show that it's statistically significant. I'd also look at other factors such as batting average.



I know a bit about statistics, but I'm not interested in proving anything...just using whatever I find (or don't find) for my own gain.
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