I am trying to decide between Wickman and Hermanson and discovered some weird stats. I was looking at pitch counts 1-15 and 16-30. The most important for a closer.
Hermanson's pitch count 1-15 stats:
14.1 IP, 13 K, 2 BB, 1 HR, .91 WHIP. Nice.
Hold on a minute though, 13 R, 8.16 ERA!!
Where did those runs come from with that WHIP, BB/K, K/9 and only one HR??
Pitch count 16-30 is not that unusual.
15 IP, 13 K, 3 BB, 1 HR, 1.53 WHIP, and 4.80 ERA. Still a nice BB/K and K/9 though.
Anyone have idea why his ERA is so high with such a low WHIP?
Oh yeah, Wickman's stats:
1-15: 6 IP, 7 K, 2 BB, 0 HR 0.00 ERA
16-30: 3 IP, 2K, 2 BB, 0 HR, 12.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP
P.S. In 18 starts, Hermanson has allowed runs in the first inning only twice. Good sign?