kab21 wrote:DaSh 1s wrote:Cream wrote:I hadn't looked into Gavin yet this off season, but you're post inspired me to do so. Looking at his splits he seemed to make some strides during the second half of the year (taken with a grain of salt). Quick follow-up question for anyone - Is there any concern with his home/away splits?
Huge on Gavin this year. Gr, and my friends know it, too. Gonna be hard to sit on this young buck.
He does have some crazy home/road splits though and I usually ignore home/road splits. But he had an 8.8 K/9 split at home vs 6.5 K/9 on the road. And this was true in '08 as well with 7.3 K/9 at home and 5.9 K/9 at home. I can understand having an ERA split if you're pitching in PetCo or something but this is bizarre.
Looking further into this shows a 7.5 K/9 to 6.5 K/9 home and away split for 2008 and 2009 for all Chicago pitchers (but no split difference for the 3 yrs before that). And it doesn't seem like the CHW hitters have any difference in K rate home/away. Bizarre.
Yeah, I saw those numbers too and didn't know what to make of them. He also has an increase in his BB/9 (decrease in SO/BB) from 2.27 at home to 3.17. His WHIP is also increased, but part of that is attributable to an increased BABIP on the road - .254 at home compared to .310 on the road. The BABIP home/away splits are consistent with prior years.