I’m not saying that Gallardo is a bad pitcher, I just find it interesting that he’s faced such poor lineups in a high percentage of his innings and I wonder if that is somewhat unique. And if it is unique, I think it would be interesting to normalize his numbers a little bit to see what they would look like after the adjustment.

]]>“How many pitchers have thrown almost 500 career innings with over a quarter of them coming against just two teams?”

What you’re trying to say is,

“How many pitchers have thrown almost 500 career innings with over a quarter of them coming against a lineup with a .300 wOBA?”

The number of teams is irrelevant. The percentage of innings against crappy offenses is what matters. And it only matter a little bit, certainly not as much as you’re making it out to be. (See the 6-7 points of wOBA comment further up in the article).

]]>Gallardo should be entering his prime over the next couple of years. It will be interesting to see if he can take the next step to stardom. ]]>

He needs to regain his fastball command to truly be great. But anyone who watches him and sees how nasty his stuff is can understand the potential he has. A 3.05 FIP and 3.42 xFIP with 3.9 WAR at the age of 24 suggests a path to stardom, especially paired with the glowing scouting reports on his arsenal.

]]>IS IT a “relatively minor split” and CAN YOU “say the same thing about every other pitcher in baseball”?

How many pitchers have thrown almost 500 career innings with over a quarter of them coming against just two teams? In all honesty, I don’t have the data to answer those questions but I think it’s interesting!

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