Found December 12, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
Everybody loves blind resumes. Fans love testing their baseball knowledge and we also love surprises. One of the biggest surprises about starting pitching this year was the fact that it was incredibly deep in terms of strikeouts. In 2012, starting pitchers average 7.14 strikeouts per nine innings; the highest ever in baseball’s 142 year history. The previous high was 6.77 K/9 (set in 2010). Both of the following strikeout artists had great seasons despite being taken at opposite ends of the draft board. (ADPs taken from Despite using seven different pitching stats in comparison, both players had almost identical seasons in nearly every aspect. Player A pitched more innings than Player B, but both players had very similar rate stats. Player A had a slightly better season, however that fact that Player B was drafted much later made him more valuable. Player A, Cole Hamels, didn’t repeat his awesome 2011 numbers, but still had a great season. Player B, Chris Sale...
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