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smoovethug wrote:Wow. Good stuff! I don't really look that deep into it but it's nice to see. I notice that most of the guys not to run on are lefties. Most lefties are hard to steal on. Wakefield should be on there for one to run against with his slow pitches and delivery, and Pettitte should be on there for one who holds baserunners, his pickoff move is nasty.
Andy1234 wrote:What were your qualifications for this list, both lists? I was wondering why a few names were left off.
Why not RJ who allowed 23 SB last year? or Wakefield who allowed 18?
Why not Washburn who only allowed 6 SB attemts last year and zero were successful. Or Zambrano, with only 1 SBA in 10 attempts? Willis and Carpenter each only allowed 1 SB and only 6 attepts.
My source for these stats was ESPN.com
George_Foreman wrote:The "top 30" and "top 10" were according to SB success rate, or "stolen bases against"/"attempted steals against". The total SBA was also given as something of an "FYI".
In all truth, I'm not really certain how important these numbers are. Is there any way we could see what proportion of total bases stolen were stolen against the "worst 30" as opposed to, say, the porportion of IP pitched by these guys as compared to the total of IP in MLB? Or maybe just amongst starters?
Something like this would give us a decent idea of just how much variance there is for this sort of thing. Also, a couple years worth of data would be good, too.
And for whatever it's worth, I'm just trying to point out the limitations fo the data presented. It is most appreciated that GTWMA would post this much, and there is certainly useful information to be gained from it.
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