Re: Beyond the Box Score All-Stars: Interesting Reds choices and non-choices
Originally Posted by 757690
Arroyo's ERA+ as a Reds
You see a 20 point drop from 2007 to 2008, then a 20 point gain from 2008 to 2009. Otherwise pretty steady except for his first year and his injured year.
If the defense helped him so much in 2009, why did it not hurt him in 2007?
He had an era almost a full run worse in 2007 then his lucky year in 2006 despite being almost the same pitcher. His defense did not help him.
His 2007 just shows how lucky he was in 2006. It would seem that ERA isn't very good at illustrating what is most important i.e. a pitcher's ability to limit runs scored.
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