Originally Posted by Krawhitham
less compare his stats last season to all other qualified starters in the NL
Out of 46 NL starters Leake ranked
43rd in ERA
37th in WHIP
45th in OPS against
46th in BAA
OK how about this season
Out of 50 NL starters Leake ranks
47th in ERA
49th in WHIP
48th in OPS against
48th in BAA
Yes Leake is that bad, almost everybody has someone better than him as their 5th starter already
This tells me how good he really was last year.
If 16 NL teams last year had 5 starters... that's 80 starters.
That means top 16 your typical 1
top 32 your typical 2
top 48 your typical 3 and so on... now some teams had 5 legit starters and others had none.
That puts Leake as an average to slightly below average 3 starter in the NL last year.