The Factor12 Rating (F12) is an analytic measurement utilizing league average performance to compare the value of all MLB pitchers.
Justin Verlander continued his dominating start to the 2012 season by throwing up a line of 6IP / 4H / 0ER / 3BB / 8K against the Texas Rangers this week. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner currently holds the number one position on the F12 list with a 33.341, or 32.6 percent above league average.
Kyle Lohse holds steady in the second position. The St. Louis Cardinals’ right-hander has pitched outstanding baseball over his first four starts of the season. Lohse has thrown a line of 27.33IP / 16H / 3ER / 2BB / 16K, while sporting a 0.99 ERA.
Gio Gonzalez has dominated opposing hitters in his last three starts. The left-hander has thrown 20 IP / 6H / 0ER / 4BB / 21K. If not for a sub par outing in his first start of the season against the Chicago Cubs, Gonzalez would be the current Factor12 leader.
Stephen Strasburg continues to ama...