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Super Stats Pack: Pitchers

Some decent showings by Rodón, Avilán, Fry, as the staff tries to keep it together into the dog days

Oakland Athletics v Chicago White Sox - Game Two
Conceivable MVP: If not for Carlos Rodón charging hard, Fry has a case as the best remaining White Sox pitcher this season.
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A bit of adjustment from the Pitchers Stat Pack from a month ago, in that we’re down to just a Top 10 in each category.

Additionally, the qualifications for the Top 10 have been relaxed, and similar to the Hitters (1 PA per game); here we’ll make it one batter faced per game, which means a pitcher like Nate Jones barely made the cut.

I’ve included average figures for each category, but keep in mind that I’m working off the FanGraphs leaderboard, where there are only 77 pitching qualifiers in all of baseball; our Chicago White Sox qualifiers are more lenient.

If you would like these stats defined, it’s going to be way easier for me to direct you to FanGraphs for either offensive or pitching terms.

One final note: Lucas Giolito is downright horrible among qualifiers; he ranks 77th (last) in several key categories, including ERA (5.97), FIP (5.91), xFIP (5.98), BB% (12.65) and SIERA (5.79).


Embarrassment strikes again: As with the hitters, there is not a single White Sox pitcher with a better than average WAR. And the closest to average, Joakim Soria, is no longer on the White Sox. To add insult, no Chicago pitcher is better than average in Win Probability Added, either.

For anyone wondering where Matt Davidson is, well, naturally he doesn’t qualify for our leaderboards. But I’m willing to consider wPV as a counting stat, and thus include Davidson. Boom, he shows up twice.

If there is to be a better-than-average pitcher on the White Sox this season, it appears that Carlos Rodón is on that sort of trajectory. That 57 game score average is by far the best on the team this season, with room even to improve from there.