Let's be honest, folks. There is a lot of luck involved with baseball.
ESPN Insider Scott Spratt apparently agrees with this previous statement, as well. And that's why he went through the effort of compiling a list with who he believed to be the "luckiest" pitchers in baseball this season.
Spratt's primary argument for these pitchers' luckiness involves the idea of runs saved by their defense. Apparently, some pitchers seem to get better defensive support than others. These pitchers include Mike Leake and Bronson Arroyo from the Reds.
Mike Leake and Bronson Arroyo, RHPs | Cincinnati Reds
Plus/minus runs saved by all fielders: 17 (Leake), 14 (Arroyo)
Reds pitchers have been mainstays on this list in recent seasons. From 2011 to 2012, Johnny Cueto benefited from 25 plus/minus runs saved, the third-highest total in baseball. This year, Leake and Arroyo are both in the top five at the halfway point.
Whether by coincidence or due to a concerted eff...