Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Week 8 Pitchers Poll: The Peavy No Longer Stands Alone

Another week of Chris Sale closing the gap on Jake Peavy, as Jake had yet another below average start and Chris Sale had the first complete game of his career.

What really stands out about this, though, is that while Peavy is ahead of Sale by 8 points, Sale is actually beating Peavy if you measure this by points per inning.

Here's this week's poll.

1Jake Peavy 122 1 7
2Chris Sale 114 2 16
3Gavin Floyd 79 3 4
4Phil Humber 54 4 12
5Nathan Jones 47 5 8
6John Danks 34 60
7Matt Thornton 33 97
8Addison Reed32 7 3
9Hector Santiago  31 8 3
10Jesse Crain 30 9 4
11Jose Quintana 21 12 6
12Zach Stewart 17 11 -1
13Will Ohman 8 153
14Eric Stults 7 13 0
15Dylan Axelrod 6 140

Now, on a per inning basis, Chris Sale is averaging 1.73 points per inning and Jake Peavy is averaging 1.61. What does this mean for the White Sox? Well, it means that I wouldn't want to play them in a 5-game series, or a 1-game playoff.

Elsewhere there isn't much out of the ordinary. Gavin Floyd had another terrible week, though at least this time he earned some points.

Really the biggest shock is that Will Ohman finally climbed out of last place and passed Eric Stults and Dylan Axelrod. So congratulations to Will for passing a guy who is now pitching for the Padres, and another one who is pitching for the Charlotte Knights. You earned it, buddy.

Last week's poll can be found here.

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