Deep Thoughts: comparing pitchers


This is more like something that should appear in And That Happened, but I was just looking at the numbers now, so:

Pitcher A: 2.90 ERA, 195.2 IP, 207K, 41 BB
Pitcher B: 3.01 ERA, 194.1 IP, 215K, 48 BB

Both fantastic. Both aces. One was an 11-12 record, the other is 19-3.

I’m guessing that Max Scherzer will get a ton more Cy Young votes than Chris Sale, though. And when he wins he will certainly be deserving. But the similarity between the two is pretty damn striking.