October 2, 2017 at 8:29 pm #34974
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I have tracked quality starts of our minor league pitchers throughout the season. This includes quality starts made after promotion to the major league team. My arbitrary criteria is at least five innings with an ERA under 4.50 for that start. I also considered it a start when a rehab pitcher starts the game pitches one inning and the regular starter took over. Here are the final results.
20 – Jack Flaherty
19 – Ryan Helsley
18 – Luke Weaver, Dakota Hudson
16 – Zac Gallen, Austin Gomber
15 – Conor Jones, Mike O’Reilly
13 – Matt Pearce, Jake Woodford, Ian Oxnevad
11 – Sandy Alcantara, Jordan Hicks
10 – John Gant
8 – Mike Mayers, Anthony Shew, Andrew Summerville,
7 – Sam Tewes, Derian Gonzalez, Daniel Castano, Diego Cordero, Jon Mulford
6 – Frederis Parra, Austin Warner, Francis Ventura, Ramon Santos
5 – Johan Oviedo, Alvaro Seijas, Evan Guillory, Junior Fernandez Winston Nicacio, Junior Gonzalez
4 – Angel Rondon, Emmanuel Solano, Wilfredo Pereira, Jose Moreno, Bryan Dobranski
3 – Daniel Poncedeleon, Juan Perez, Josh Zeid, Paul Balestrieri, Edwar Ramirez, Jacob Schlesener,
2 – Arturo Reyes, Pedro Echemendia, Kevin Herget, Steven Farinaro, John Kilichowski, Austin Sexton,
1 – Tyler Lyons, Alinson Benitez, Hector Soto
Ellis also had a few quality starts but somehow he dropped through the cracks. Sorry about that.
Another way of looking at this is the percentage of starts that were quality. The top was Ramon Santos; 6 of 6 or 100% of his starts were quality.
Others of note
Helsley (82.6%), Summerville (80.0%), Weaver (72.0%), Flaherty (66.7%), Jones (65.2%), Hudson (62.1%), Gomber (61.5%), O’Reilly (60.0%), Woodford (59.1%), Hicks (57.9%), Gallen (57.1%), Shew (57.1%) Oxnevad (54.2%) and Alcantara (50.0%).
October 3, 2017 at 7:50 am #35002
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Sooner… QSs is a good indication of effectiveness. Since you’ve done the research, could you give the full list in percentages. It would allow for short-season starters to be weighed equally in that role. Also, some pitchers crossed over to starting, like Santos, who was super effective but only started a handful of games (min 5 starts). I track Game Start #s. I consider those to be a valuable indicator also.
I am going to be doing my predictions for prospect placements and your info will help. Thanks.October 3, 2017 at 10:11 am #35042
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Guillory (71.4%), Cordero (63.6%), Nicacio (62.5%), Parra (60.0%), Perez,J ((60.0%), Schlesener (60.0%), Junior Gonzalez (55.6%), Kruczynski (53.8%), Mayers, Tewes, Castano, Warner, Ventura, Poncedeleon, Prendergast, and Soto all (50.0%), Derian Gonzalez (46.7%), Mulford (46.7%), Pearce (44.8%), Solano (44.4%), Seijas (41.7%), Pereira, Edhemendia and Sexton (40.0%), Rondon and Moreno (36.4%), Oviedo (35.75), Dobranski and Arturo Reys (33.3%), Junior Fernandez (31.3%), Ramirez (27.3%), Zeid and Balestrieri (25%), Farinaro (22.2%), Kilichowski and Pirela (20%), Herget (18.2%), Lyons (16.7%) a lot of rehab one inning starts; Benitez (16.7%)
Herget had a number of bullpen starts before becoming a part of the rotation. He had a couple of key starts in the post season including one dominating start against El Paso where he gave up 4 hits along with one walk and 15 strikeouts in 8 innings.
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