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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cy Young Analysis

Here's a look at the OPS Allowed for the candidates. The argument is that the only things that a pitcher can truly control are how many people he allows on base, and the slugging percentage of those players that he faces.

The number represents the difference between the average pitcher's OPS allowed, and the candidate's OPS allowed.

For reference, Season 19 AL Cy Young winner J.R. Beckett was .224 better than the average AL pitcher, NL winner Miguel Vazquez was .184 better than the average NL pitcher, Season 20 AL Cy Young Jeff Woods was .120 better, and S21 NL Cy Young Art Wingo was .121 better.

AL candidates

The average AL pitcher had an OPS allowed of .765. Here are the candidates and how much they were better than the average pitcher.

1. Sammy Iglesias - .181
2. Willie Wheat - .179
3. Rocky Hinch - .139
4. Derrek Peters - .125
5. Alexi Terrero - .94

The average NL pitcher had an OPS allowed of .737. Here are the candidates and how much they were better than the average NL pitcher.

1.Dave Darr - 1.34
2.Randy Broome - 1.11
3.Willis Floyd - .83
4.Cesar Reyes - .58
5.Ramon Chen - .12

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