Originally Posted by DGullett35
True..He is this teams ACE..Hopefully he can keep it up due to weak SP we've been getting so far this year
One of my favorite quotes of baseball is one from 1976 and Don Gullett. He was asked what the key to being a successful pitcher is by Curt Gowdy. Gullett said, "Baseball's pretty simple. You keep player's off the bases and they can't score any runs." In other words, the lower your WHIP, the better chance you have of pitching successfully.
While that's not my philosophy, it's half of it. The other half being Slugging percentage. How hard of contact batters are making with the bat on the ball. A pitcher that's not letting the batters make good contact isn't giving up a high slugging percentage.