Free Agent Starting Pitching Stat Leaders

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Let's look at the statistical leaders for starting pitchers.

Looking for a good strikeout rate?
K/9 Leaders, min 50 IP
Freddy Garcia - 7.76
Bartolo Colon - 6.89
Jason Jennings - 6.45
Roger Clemens - 6.18

Looking for good control?
BB/9 Leaders, min 50 IP
Carlos Silva - 1.60
Jeff Weaver - 2.15
Rodrigo Lopez - 2.38
David Wells - 2.40
Bartolo Colon - 2.63
Kyle Lohse - 2.66
Roger Clemens - 2.82
Andy Pettitte - 2.88
Freddy Garcia - 2.95

Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon are on both these lists and are both free agents. I might see if we can sign either in free agency. Silva leading the league in BB/9 may indicate why he is such a hot property as a free agent. I might look at subscribing to this Index next year.