My latest article with the Detroit News looks at the Tigers’ bullpen through modern pitching statistics. The take home message: the bullpen isn’t that good.
However, the more fun part is explaining fielding independent statistics to the average Tigers fan. Research has shown that pitchers have no control over balls hit into the field of play.
While the numbers have confirmed this over huge sample sizes, it’s still hard for the human mind to accept. I was very upfront about this in the article. However, it didn’t stop readers from posting 47 comments, and about 49 of these comments were negative.
However, we must keep up the fight against dinosaur statistics like ERA.
To read my article on modern pitching statistics and the Tigers’ bullpen, click here.