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  • 2008.5.12 Pitching and Batting leaders

    Posted by simon c on 2008 May 13日 Tuesday

    Just a quick run down on pitching and batting leaders in NPB as of 5/12 after the slew of Golden Week holidays games.

     

    FIP

    ERA

    Pitcher

    Team

     

    防御率

       
           

    1.89

    1.66

     Iwakuma

    TRGE

    1.93

    3.17

     Sugiuchi

    FSH

    2.20

    2.2

     Lewis

    HC

    2.31

    2.77

     Greisinger

    YG

    2.57

    2.22

     Komatsu

    OB

    2.75

    2.26

     Shimizu

    CLM

    2.77

    3.45

     Utsumi

    YG

    2.79

    2.31

     Tanaka

    TRGE

    2.81

    1.46

     Darvish

    HNF

     

     

    OPS

    Batter

    Team

         
         

    1.051

     Yamasaki

    TRGE

    1.009

     Sato

    SSL

    0.983

     Tanaka

    HNF

    0.949

     Hashimoto

    CLM

    0.945

     Rhodes

    OB

    0.94

     Arai

    HT

    0.93

     Ramirez

    YG

    0.927

     Matsunaka

    FSH

    0.921

     Morino

    CD

    0.898

     Nakajima

    SSL

     

    Yes, I know that both metrics are far from perfect, but since there’s no information like this out there right now for NPB, I thought I’d provide one (hopefully periodically). I used the constant of 3 for FIP because NPB is a low power, small ball, low scoring league.

    No surprises that some Giants like Greisinger and Utsumi show up as being underrated when you compare their FIP to ERA, the team doesn’t value defense.

    And there are no surprises on the OPS side, either they’re proven sluggers or hitters who have started off the year hot. Yamasaki is an interesting case, he may just be continuing his hot streak which lasted all of last year, or maybe proving that he turned a corner in his age 38 season last year when he suddenly regained his form from 10 years ago when he battled Hideki Matsui for the homerun title when he was a Dragon. He won the homerun title last season, and is currently leading the league in AVG and OPS.

    Bocachica hasn’t reached the number of plate appearances to qualify, but he’s doing great at .950 OPS. And despite his major slump the last few weeks, Guiel is still 24th in NPB in OPS at .801.

    One Response to “2008.5.12 Pitching and Batting leaders”

    1. […] plan on alternating power rankings and a more sabermetric individual performance reviews every other week, unless work or real life puts up too much […]

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