Found July 27, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
(via stlcupofjoe.com) Cardinal Nation, it is time to give Lance Lynn some of the respect he deserves. But, Joe, doesn’t he have a really high earned-run average? Well yes, he does. His 3.98 ERA is the 35th highest of starting pitchers in the MLB. However, regular ERA can at times be deceiving, so there is another statistic out there to come to Lynn’s defense (pun intended?)–fielding-independent ERA (FIP). According to Fangraphs, FIP “measures what a player’s ERA should have looked like over a given time period, assuming that performance [by the defense] on balls in play and timing were league average.” Well, Lynn has the 16th best FIP in the MLB at 3.16. This ranks him above stud pitchers Cliff Lee (3.17), Yu Darvish (3.21), and Jose Fernandez (3.23). What about his efficiency? He has to be the least efficient pitcher out there, right? In short, no. READ MORE here… stlcupofjoe.com is an official member of the StlSportsMinute.com Blog Network! Related articles St. Louis Cardinals:
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