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K/BR

Maybe I have just missed it in my 30 years of baseball fandom but I don't think I have ever seen this very simple statistic used—Strikeouts:Base Runners. It would seem to be a very good and simple measurement of pitcher dominance, acoounting for strikeouts and baserunners allowed in one stat. My two favorite stats for pitchers are WHIP and K/9 and here they are wrapped into a nifty little package.

Here is a sample from the SO league leaders with Cain slipped in.

Johnson .993
Latos .967
Wainwright .896
Gallardo .882
Carpenter .872
Kershaw .847
J. Sanchez .824
Ubaldo .823
LIncecum .808
Cain .664

Pretty amazing that Johnson is one K away from having one K for every BR and Latos is two off if I remember right.

Anyway, thought this was interesting and I haven't seen it used before, although I might not be looking in the right places.

I would also wonder if FIPP might show a correlation with those on this list who have higer ERA than expected.

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