The Decade In Baseball – Pitching Leaders

baseballs3The 2010s have drawn to a close and its time to take a look back at the previous decade.  Today, we are finishing off our look back at 10 years worth of baseball with the pitching leaders for the 385 games I attended between 2010 and 2019.

In addition to the regular season, these totals include 2 wild card games, 3 trips to the NLDS, 3 NLCS appearances, and the 2016 World Series.  Not too many surprises on these charts.

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 21
Gavin Floyd 13
John Danks 11
Jon Lester  10
Jake Peavy 10

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 17
Chris Sale 12
John Danks 10
James Shields 10
Gavin Floyd 9
Carlos Rodon 9

ERA (> 10 IP)

Name Total
Kyle Ryan 0.00
Colby Lewis 0.60
Brandon Kintzler 0.68
Matt Moore 0.79
Yovani Gallardo 0.82

ERA (> 20 IP)

Name Total
Kyle Gibson 1.59
Dallas Braden 1.71
Aaron Bummer 1.84
Zach Duke 2.00
Wade Davis 2.01

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 313
Jose Quintana 208
Gavin Floyd 145
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Fortifying The Staff

After missing out on Zack Wheeler earlier in the offseason, the White Sox looked idly by as the remaining big names vanished off the free agent board: Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Madison Bumgarner.  Last week, however, the struck on their plan B, signing Gio Gonzalez to a one year deal on Friday and coming to terms with Dallas Keuchel on a reported 3 year deal on Saturday.

Keuchel, a 31 year old left hander, sat out the first half of last season, signing after the draft (and the expiration of the draft pick compensation attached to him) and helping the Braves to the NL East title.  He won the AL Cy Young Award in 2015, and should help stabilize the White Sox rotation, both on the mound and as a mentor on the bench.

Gonzalez, 34, enters his third stint in the White Sox organization.  Originally signed as the team’s first round draft pick in 2004, he was part of the deal that brought Jim Thome from the Phillies following the 2005 season.  He was reacquired from the Phillies a year later, along with Gavin Floyd for Freddy Garcia.  He was traded again in 2008 as part of the ill-fated Nick Swisher deal with the A’s.  He will now bolster the back end of the White Sox rotation.

These moves give the White Sox plenty of pitching depth as they go into spring training, allowing Michael Kopech and Carlos Rodon to return from injury on their own timetable and keeping the likes of Dylan Covey and Ross Detwiler far from the pitching mound at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Active Pitching Leaders – Through 2018

baseballs3Last week, we looked at the active leaders in games I’ve attended through 2018 on the offensive side of the ball.  With spring training winding down and opening day less than a week away, let’s take a look at the defensive side of the ball and the active pitching leaders.

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 21
Jon Lester 10
Jose Quintana 7
Nate Jones 7
C.C. Sabathia 6

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 15
Chris Sale 12
James Shields 10
Carlos Rodon 9
Jeff Samardzija 6

ERA (> 35 IP)

Name Total
David Robertson 2.17
Nate Jones 2.25
Zach Duke 2.38
Johnny Cueto 2.43
Jon Lester 2.60

ERA (> 70 IP)

Name Total
Jon Lester 2.60
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2019 Games Of Interest

April 6 – White Sox Hoodie
April 27 – Jose Abreu Silver Slugger Bobblehead
May 4 – R2D2 Bobblehead & Star Wars Night
May 5 – Los White Sox Soccer Jersey
May 5 – Cubs Hooded Pullover
May 17 – Fireworks
May 18 – Carlos Rodon Bobblehead
June 1 – Chicago-themed White Sox Jersey
June 13 – Free T-shirt Thursday
June 15 – White Sox Hawaiian Shirt and Fireworks
July 15 – Kris Bryant Bobblehead
July 27 – White Sox Spider-Man Bobblehead and Fireworks
August 11 – Harold Baines Day and HOF Plaque
September 15 – Pedro Strop Bobblehead
September 28 – Halfway to St Patrick’s Day
September 29 – Fan Appreciation Day

2018 Final Pitching Leaders

baseballs3Yesterday, we looked at the leaders in the 29 games I attended this year on the offensive side of the ball.  With the Division Series in full swing today, it’s time to wrap up our look back at the 2018 season with the pitching leaders, starting with everyone’s favorite pitching statistic:

Wins

Name Total
Lucas Giolito 2
Jon Lester 2
25 tied with  1

Losses

Name Total
James Shields 4
Kyle Hendricks 3
Carlos Rodon 2
20 tied with  1

ERA (> 6 IP)

Name Total
Danny Duffy 0.00
Kyle Freeland 0.00
Michael Fulmer 0.82
Jon Lester 0.96
Jon Gray 1.29

Strikeouts

Name Total
James Shields 24
Lucas Giolito 22
Reynaldo Lopez 20
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Active Pitching Leaders – Through 2017

baseballs3Last week, we looked at the active leaders in games I’ve attended through 2017 on the offensive side of the ball.  With spring training winding down and opening day less than a week away, let’s take a look at the defensive side of the ball and the active pitching leaders, which will be losing a couple of former White Sox starters from their 2008 Division Championship team.

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 21
Jake Peavy 11
Jon Lester 8
Jose Quintana 7
Nate Jones 6
C.C. Sabathia 6

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 15
Chris Sale 12
Jake Peavy 9
Carlos Rodon 7
Tom Gorzelanny 7

ERA (> 35 IP)

Name Total
David Robertson 2.17
Nate Jones 2.28
Zach Duke 2.38
Johnny Cueto 2.43
Hector Santiago 2.43

ERA (> 70 IP)

Name Total
Jon Lester 2.89
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2017 Final Pitching Leaders

baseballs3Sunday, we looked at the leaders in the 49 games I attended this year on the offensive side of the ball.  With the World Series kicking off tonight in Los Angeles, it’s time to wrap up our look back at the 2017 season with the pitching leaders, starting with everyone’s favorite pitching statistic:

Wins

Name Total
Miguel Gonzalez 3
Lucas Giolito 3
Dan Jennings 2
David Robertson 2
Jon Lester 2
Buck Farmer  2
Carson Fulmer 2

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 5
Derek Holland 3
Carlos Rodon 3
James Shields 2
Mike Pelfrey 2
Pedro Strop 2
Aaron Bummer 2

ERA (> 10 IP)

Name Total
Lucas Giolito 0.86
Luis Severino 1.29
David Robertson 1.59
Anthony Swarzak 1.59
Dan Jennings 2.13

Strikeouts

Name Total
Jose Quintana 38
Jon Lester 32
Carlos Rodon 32
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2016 Final Pitching Leaders

baseballs3Tuesday, we looked at the leaders in the 39 games I attended this year on the offensive side of the ball.  It’s now time to wrap up our look back at the 2016 season with the pitching leaders, starting with everyone’s favorite pitching statistic:

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 5
Jose Quintana 3
David Robertson 2
Carlos Rodon 2
Mat Latos 2
Hector Santiago  2
Jon Lester 2

Losses

Name Total
Chris Sale 3
Carlos Rodon 3
James Shields 3
Miguel Gonzalez 2
28 tied with 1

ERA (> 10 IP)

Name Total
Hector Santiago 0.00
Danny Duffy 0.00
Dan Jennings 0.60
Zach Duke 0.75
Nate Jones 1.98

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 62
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2016 All Star Break Pitching Leaders

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles DodgersNow that the All Star Game is behind us and we await the start of the second half of the season, let’s take a look at the first half leaders on the defensive side of the ball for the 18 games I attended:

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 3
Mat Latos 2
13 tied with 1

Losses

Name Total
Carlos Rodon 3
Miguel Gonzalez 2
13 tied with 1

ERA (> 6 IP)

Name Total
Matt Albers 0.00
Danny Duffy 0.00
Mike Foltynewicz 0.00
Hector Santiago 0.00
Dan Jennings 0.87

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 29
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2015 Final Pitching Leaders

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles DodgersLast Friday, we looked at the leaders in the 39 games I attended this year on the offensive side of the ball.  It’s now time to wrap up our look back at the 2015 season with the pitching leaders, starting with everyone’s favorite pitching statistic:

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 5
Jake Arrieta 3
Carlos Rodon 2
John Danks 2
Zach Duke 2
David Price  2
Kyle Gibson  2

Losses

Name Total
Jose Quintana 4
Chris Sale 3
Jeff Samardzija 3
John Danks 2
Jon Lester 2

ERA (> 10 IP)

Name Total
Kyle Gibson 0.57
David Robertson 0.68
David Price 1.13
Chris Sale 2.89
Jake Arrieta 2.95

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 76
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