Ok…who’s responsible for bringing the Voodoo magic? I think we need a thread of Phil Collins up in this place. As the Braves are living in a land of confusion, let’s take a look at the Braves pitchers and their successes, or lack thereof.
Braves Pitching Stats
When we want to look at the bright side of crappy pitching results, there’s likely a stat that can help us with that: FIP. For those not in the know, here’s a breakdown of how FIP is calculated:
It’s no secret that the Braves pitching have been less than good (and yes, the offense too), but is there a silver lining? I’ll let you decide.
- Charlie Morton: 3.91 ERA vs. 3.05 FIP
- Tyler Matzek: 3.00 ERA vs. 1.76 FIP
- Will Smith: 4.00 ERA vs. 2.32 FIP
- Josh Tomlin: 4.66 ERA vs. 1.96 FIP
- Ian Anderson: 3.27 ERA vs. 4.28 FIP
- Huascar Ynoa: 3.68 ERA vs. 4.32 FIP
- A.J. Minter: 4.82 ERA vs. 3.20 FIP
- Sean Newcomb: 1.69 ERA vs. 1.21 FIP
- Chris Martin: 5.40 ERA vs. 3.70 FIP
- Luke Jackson: 1.29 ERA vs. 4.38 FIP
- Grant Dayton: 7.94 ERA vs. 5.04 FIP
- Jesse Biddle: 15.43 ERA vs. 7.81 FIP
- Jacob Webb: 6.35 ERA vs. 6.10 FIP
- Kyle Wright: 4.15 ERA vs. 7.94 ERA
- Max Fried: 11.45 ERA vs. 6.28 FIP
- Drew Smyly: 7.20 ERA vs. 6.90 FIP
- Nate Jones: 2.35 ERA vs. 7.27 FIP
- Bryse Wilson: 5.00 ERA vs. 8.76 FIP
Breakdown: It’s a teeny sample, but of the 18 pitchers listed, 12 have higher ERAs than FIPs, which is likely a good sign that 2/3 of the pitchers will show improvement through the rest of the season (I mean, some have nowhere to go but up….here’s looking at you Smyly, Fried, and Dayton). Unfortunately, guys like Luke Jackson, and Nate Jones have such shocking discrepancies that it kind of evens out things. Still…there’s a little bit of hope here.
Now shower us with Phil, Braves Journalers.