Monday, May 9, 2011

Pitch Value Leaderboards

No time nor use for rhetoric tonight.

The following are current 2011 leader boards for Fangraphs' Pitch Type Linear Weights, Pitch Values. The statistic shown is total runs saved above average.

Best Fastball
Tim Hudson 10.1
Scott Baker 9.1
Brandon Beachy 9.0
Success with his changeup
certainly stems from his heat.
Jonny Venters 8.0
C.C. Sabathia 7.5

Best Changeup
Felix Hernandez 9.1
Jorge de la Rosa 7.0
Jered Weaver 7.0
Tim Lincecum 6.0
Cole Hamels 4.9

Best Curveball
Dustin Moseley 5.7
Philip Humber 5.4
Jose Veras 4.5
Jonathon Niese 4.4
Livan Hernandez 4.3

Best Slider
Bud Norris has quietly
thrown the most effective
slider in MLB this year.
Bud Norris 9.9
Josh Johnson 8.1
Gavin Floyd 8.1
Brett Anderson 7.6
Ervin Santana 6.3

Best Cut Fastball
Dan Haren 11.8
Roy Halladay 7.6
Jon Lester 6.1
Mike Adams 6.0
Cole Hamels 5.5

Best Splitfinger
Edward Mujica 3.9
Dan Haren 2.7
Joel Peralta 2.1
Jon Garland 2.0
Daniel McCutchen 1.8

And now, for some customized heavy lifting...

Best Two Pitches
J.J. can beat you with a lot.
Josh Johnson 15.0
Dan Haren 14.5
Jered Weaver 12.3
Tim Hudson 11.9
Kyle Lohse 11.3

Best Three Pitches
Josh Johnson 16.6
Dan Haren 16.3
Jered Weaver 16.0
Roy Halladay 14.2
Kyle Lohse 14.1
Tim Hudson 13.6
Jaime Garcia 13.1
Felix Hernandez 11.3
Jhoulys Chacin 11.2
Carlos Zambrano 11.0

Best Four Pitches
A couple of Aces out West...
Josh Johnson 17.5
Roy Halladay 16.5
Jered Weaver 16.5
Dan Haren 16.1
Kyle Lohse 14.8
Tim Hudson 14.3
Jaime Garcia 13.2
Cole Hamels 10.8
Josh Beckett 10.7
Felix Hernandez 10.2

Best Five Pitches
Tim Hudson 14.9

Best Six Pitches
Tim Hudson 15.4

No-one else had five or six positive-value pitches.

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