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Fun w/Stat Neutralizing: Giants Pitchers

Baseballreference.com sure has some nifty tools:

 

Tim Lincecum:

12-3 actual, 17-7 neutralized

(compare to Brandon Webb: 17-4 actual, 18-8 neutralized)

 

Matt Cain:

7-9 actual, 14-11 neutralized

(Career: 29-38 Actual, 42-31 neutralized)

 

Jonathan Sanchez:

8-8 actual, 8-11 neutralized

 

Barry Zito:

6-14 actual, 7-12 neutralized

(with SF: 17-27 actual, 17-24 neutralized)


Kevin Correia:

2-6 actual, 4-7 neutralized

(Career: 13-20 actual, 20-21 neutralized

 

What this means: well, assuming that the pitcher was placed in an "average" environment (the way they neutralize is mentioned here)...

 

• Lincecum should be a lot closer in the Cy Young rankings, thanks to more wins, although somehow, his winning % has actually benefited from the Giants not being "average".

• Matt Cain is a WAY better pitcher than his W/L shows (duh), both this year and over his career. He is definitely the most shafted pitcher in baseball.

• Jonathan Sanchez has actually done better with the Giants than he would do with an "average" team, in terms of W/L.

• Barry Zito sucks, any way you slice it, since coming to the Giants.

• Kevin Correia is actually getting a little of the Matt Cain treatment, over his career with the Gigantes.

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