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Pitch Count vs. Innings Pitched


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3 minutes ago, Bahama O's Fan said:

Why is it during a game we worry about pitch counts but when seeing how much stress the arm has had all season, we look at innings pitched? Those stats can be so misleading.

They are both important.  The general consensus these days is that pitchers are more likely to be injured when they are fatigued and both pitch counts and cumulative innings can be used to measure fatigue to some extent.

They are crude tools.

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1 minute ago, Bahama O's Fan said:

But at the end of a season and a pitcher is at 150 innings, that can mean a wide range of pitch counts. Did they have alot o six pitch innings or sixteen pitch innings?

That is all tracked as well.  High stress innings should result in a quicker hook in that particular game.

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The Texas broadcasting team tonight mentioned a couple of times that Bundy had already thrown more pitches this year than he did all of last year. I would think that the number of pitches thrown should be the determining factor when deciding how much of an increase in workload there should be for young pitchers, especially ones like Bundy that have already had arm problems.

Hasn't his pitch-count per inning gone up since May? And so has his ERA.

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13 hours ago, Bahama O's Fan said:

Would be interesting to see average pitches per inning at the end of a season. I bet that would be a real telling stat for the effectiveness of a pitcher.

Generally, it is.     Guys who allow fewer baserunners face fewer batters, hence fewer pitches per inning.    Then there's Josh Tomlin, 7th among qualified pitchers with 14.9 P/IP, but carrying a 5.74 ERA.

FWIW, Miley and Gausman are the worst two qualifying pitchers in MLB in P/IP, at 19.6 and 19.3.

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51 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Generally, it is.     Guys who allow fewer baserunners face fewer batters, hence fewer pitches per inning.    Then there's Josh Tomlin, 7th among qualified pitchers with 14.9 P/IP, but carrying a 5.74 ERA.

FWIW, Miley and Gausman are the worst two qualifying pitchers in MLB in P/IP, at 19.6 and 19.3.

Not Ubaldo?

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