Monday, February 22, 2010

No Minuses to ERA+

ERA+ operates under the same principle as OPS+. An ERA+ above 100 is above league average. Conversely, an ERA+ below 100 is below league average. ERA+ also adjusts to the player's ballpark(s).

Starters:
Minimum 175 innings pitched
1. Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1966) - 190 (1.73 ERA)
2. Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1964) - 187 (1.74 ERA)
3. Joe Horlen (Chicago White Sox, 1964) - 183 (1.88 ERA)
4. Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1965) - 160 (2.04 ERA)
5. Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1963) - 159 (1.88 ERA)
6. Dave Roberts (San Diego Padres, 1971) - 157 (2.10 ERA)
7. Saul Rogovin (Detroit Tigers/Chicago White Sox, 1951) - 146 (2.78 ERA)
7. Joe Horlen (Chicago White Sox, 1967) - 146 (2.06 ERA)
8. Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1962) - 141 (2.54 ERA)
9. Joe Horlen (Chicago White Sox, 1968) - 134 (2.37 ERA)
10. Ken Holtzman (Chicago Cubs, 1970) - 132 (3.38 ERA)
11. Joe Horlen (Chicago White Sox, 1966) - 130 (2.43 ERA)
12. Dave Roberts (Houston Astros, 1973) - 127 (2.85 ERA)
13. Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1961) - 123 (3.52 ERA)
13. Steve Stone (Baltimore Orioles, 1980) - 123 (3.23 ERA)
14. Ross Baumgarten (Chicago White Sox, 1979) - 121 (3.54 ERA)
15. Ken Holtzman (Oakland Athletics, 1973) - 120 (2.97 ERA)
16. Ken Holtzman (Oakland Athletics, 1975) - 116 (3.14 ERA)
17. Jason Marquis (St. Louis Cardinals, 2004) - 115 (3.71 ERA)
18. Ken Holtzman (Oakland Athletics, 1972) - 114 (2.51 ERA)
18. Scott Feldman (Texas Rangers, 2009) - 114 (4.08 ERA)
19. Ken Holtzman (Chicago Cubs, 1969) - 113 (3.58 ERA)
19. Jason Marquis (Colorado Rockies, 2009) - 113 (4.04 ERA)
20. Joe Horlen (Chicago White Sox, 1965) - 111 (2.88 ERA)
21. Ken Holtzman (Oakland Athletics, 1974) - 109 (3.07 ERA)
22. Steve Stone (Baltimore Orioles, 1979) - 106 (3.77 ERA)
23. Dave Roberts (San Diego Padres, 1970) - 104 (3.81 ERA)
24. Joe Horlen (Chicago White Sox, 1969) - 103 (3.78 ERA)
24. Dave Roberts (Houston Astros, 1974) - 103 (3.40 ERA)
25. Jason Marquis (St. Louis Cardinals, 2005) - 102 (4.13 ERA)

Relievers/Swingmen/Shortened Season:
Minimum 30 innings pitched
1. Barry Latman (Chicago White Sox, 1958) - 484 (0.76 ERA)
2. Craig Breslow (Cleveland Indians/Minnesota Twins, 2008) - 219 (1.91 ERA)
3. Scott Radinsky (Chicago White Sox, 1991) - 197 (2.02 ERA)
4. Larry Sherry (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1959) - 192 (2.19 ERA)
5. Al Levine (Anaheim Angels, 2001) - 190 (2.38 ERA)
6. Al Levine (Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Kansas City Royals, 2003) - 163 (2.79)
7. Scott Radinsky (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1996) - 161 (2.41 ERA)
8. Scott Radinsky (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1998) - 153 (2.63 ERA)
9. John Grabow (Pittsburgh Pirates, 2008) - 148 (2.84 ERA)
10. Al Levine (Anaheim Angels, 1999) - 144 (3.39 ERA)
11. Syd Cohen (Washington Senators, 1937) - 143 (3.11 ERA)
11. Scott Radinsky (Chicago White Sox, 1992) - 143 (2.73 ERA)
12. Harry Eisenstat (Cleveland Indians, 1942) - 140 (2.45 ERA)
12. Ken Holtzman (Chicago Cubs, 1967) - 140 (2.53 ERA)
13. Harry Eisenstat (Detroit Tigers, 1938) - 135 (3.73 ERA)
13. Sandy Koufax (Brooklyn Dodgers, 1955) - 135 (3.02 ERA)
14. Harry Eisenstat (Cleveland Indians, 1940) - 134 (3.14 ERA)
14. Scott Radinsky (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1997) - 134 (2.89 ERA)
14. Scott Schoeneweis (Toronto Blue Jays, 2005) - 134 (3.32 ERA)
15. Lloyd Allen (California Angels, 1971) - 130 (2.49 ERA)
15. Craig Breslow (Minnesota Twins/Oakland A's, 2009) - 130 (3.36 ERA)
16. Dave Roberts (San Francisco Giants/Pittsburgh Pirates, 1979) - 128 (2.90 ERA)
16. Jason Marquis (Atlanta Braves, 2001) - 128 (3.48 ERA)
17. Sam Nahem (St. Louis Cardinals, 1941) - 127 (2.98 ERA)
18. Scott Schoeneweis (New York Mets, 2008) - 126 (3.34 ERA)
18. John Grabow (Pittsburgh Pirates/Chicago Cubs, 2009) - 126 (3.36 ERA)
19. Barry Latman (Houston Astros, 1966) - 125 (2.71 ERA)
20. Dan Warthen (Montreal Expos, 1975) - 124 (3.11 ERA)
21. Marv Rotblatt (Chicago White Sox, 1951) - 119 (3.40 ERA)
21. Barry Latman (California Angels, 1965) - 119 (2.84 ERA)
22. Steve Stone (San Francisco Giants, 1972) - 118 (2.98 ERA)
22. Scott Feldman (Texas Rangers, 2006) - 118 (3.92 ERA)
23. Ross Baumgarten (Chicago White Sox, 1980) - 117 (3.44 ERA)
24. Larry Sherry (Detroit Tigers, 1965) - 113 (3.10 ERA)
25. Larry Sherry (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1962) - 112 (3.20 ERA)

3 comments:

William said...

Three things jump out at me from these great lists. One, Radinsky was darn good for quite a few years. Second, Horlen had a couple of really good years. Third...who the heck is Batman? I collected baseball cards in 1966 and in all the years around it and never remember seeing that guy's card. Weird.

William said...

Oops. Latman. Never heard of the guy. Batman? hehehehe...that cracked me up.

Josh Borenstein said...

Haha, you know at some point in his life he's said, "To the Latmobile!"