Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Week 18 Pitchers Poll: It's Nice Having Chris Sale Back

Not much has changed since last week. It's still Jake Peavy and Chris Sale's world and everybody else is just living in it.

Though it was nice to see Jose Quintana finally break the 100-point barrier this week after being stuck in the 80s and 90s for a while.

As for everyone else, there isn't all that much to report.

1Jake Peavy 243 1 16
2Chris Sale 233 2 19
3Gavin Floyd 139 3 4
4Jose Quintana 106 4 9
5Phil Humber 79 5 6
6Addison Reed 72 72
7Matt Thornton 71 60
8Nate Jones65 8 1
9Jesse Crain 56 10 9
10Hector Santiago 50 9 0
11Dylan Axelrod 37 11 0
12John Danks 34 12 0
13Zach Stewart 21 130
14Brett Myers 17 15 5
15Francisco Liriano 16 14-1
16Will Ohman 10 160
17Eric Stults 7 170
18Donnie Veal 5 180
19Brian Omogrosso  4 200
20Brian Bruney 2 210
21Leyson Septimo 1 18-4
22Jhan Marinez 0 210
23Pedro Hernandez -4 220

It's odd that Phil Humber is putting up more points in a week when he's used as a reliever than he did in most of the weeks he worked as a starter. It was also a good week for Jesse Crain and Brett Myers out of the bullpen, but sadly they only had the chances at good weeks thanks to some weak starting pitching.

In the last three weeks Gavin Floyd has scored 11 points since the Week 14 Poll. That poll was published on July 17. That's nearly a month. Chris Sale scored 19 points in his one start this week and Jake Peavy scored 16.

Gavin Floyd has scored 11 points in four weeks.

Back to the bullpen, though, if for no other reason than to stop thinking about Gavin Floyd, Matt Thornton is no longer the highest ranking reliever. No, Addison Reed finally passed him, even if only by a point.

Just further proof that Matt Thornton is the worst pitcher ever and he shouldn't even be traded, but instead shot into the sun.

Last week's rankings can be found here.

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