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.