Found August 17, 2012 on
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Strikeouts are not always the most obvious statistic to predict. While velocity, movement, and deception can all play a part, there are still instances where soft-tossers manage to get strikeouts or flamethrowers struggle to do the same. While there is no catch-all metric to help predict future strikeout performance, fantasy players can use Swinging Strike Percentage (SwStr%) as a backwards-looking tool to see which pitchers have over- or under-performed relative to their strikeout expectations. Thus, SwStr% can help players identify potential breakouts or downturns in the ever-important ‘K’ category.
SwStr% – Simply put, this stat is the percentage of pitches a pitcher throws that a batter swings at and misses. Mathematically, it is just “swings and misses” divided by “total pitches thrown,” and it acts as a good proxy for a pitcher’s dominance level. While pitchers can generate looking strikes as well, swing and miss pitches are a better indicator of dominant performance...
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Vance Worley's inconsistent starts are becoming more and more painful to watch. After just 4 and 2/3, this became a bullpen game. But, the damage had already been done by the Brew Crew by that point.
In what felt like the longest fourth inning in baseball history, the Phils scored first before the Brewers took a strong lead. Ryan Howard doubled to deep center to score Chase...
Vance Worley of the Philadelphia Phillies is the youngster in the rotation. How do other young divisional studs match up with him? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
Vance Worley has another bad start as the Phils lose once again to the Brew Crew, 6-2.
The Phils took the lead in the fourth as, with a runner on second, and with nobody out, Ryan Howard hits an RBI double, knocking in Chase Utley, who had started the inning off with a ground-rule double, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Brewers took the lead in their half of the fourth as, with...
Final: Phillies 2, Brewers 6.
WP: Yovani Gallardo (12-8, 3.67 ERA) LP: Vance Worley (6-8, 4.11 ERA)
Things were looking good for the Phillies up until the latter-half of the fourth inning tonight up in Milwaukee. The Phillies took a 1-0 lead off of Ryan Howard's fourth double of the season, a fly ball to center fielder Nyjer Morgan scoring Chase Utley. From that point on...
This season in general has been a heartbreaking one for the Phils, and yesterday was a perfect example of just how painful it has been. Lee pitched well, but gave up two solo homers to Phillie-killers Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez. Just when we thought the Phils were down on their luck, Kevin Frandsen pushed his team ahead with a base clearing double in the fifth. Lee and his...