The FIP Match Game

Fielding Independent Pitching , a measure of all those things for which a pitcher is specifically responsible. The formula is (HR*13+(BB+HBP-IBB)*3-K*2)/IP, plus a league-specific factor (usually around 3.2) to round out the number to an equivalent ERA number. FIP helps you understand how well a pitcher pitched, regardless of how well his fielders fielded. FIP was invented by Tangotiger.

Below is the FIP for each of the White Sox 5 starters. Without cheating (looking it up on the internet), can you match the correct starter with their FIP?

A) 3.47
B) 2.91
C) 2.57
D) 5.17
E) 3.87

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