Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Week 24 Pitchers Poll: Gavin Floyd Makes His Case


The competition for the third starter spot should the White Sox make the playoffs hasn't really been much of a competition, unfortunately. Right now the leader for the spot is Gavin Floyd and he's miles ahead of both Francisco Liriano and Jose Quintana.

And while I'm not exactly upset to see Gavin pitching well. While his ERA this month is a typical Gavin 4.58, in his three starts since returning from the disabled list he's walked 3 batters in 17.2 innings while striking out 18.

I'll take that 6-to-1 strikeout ratio anytime.

RANKPLAYER POINTS LW+/-
1Chris Sale 302 2 15
2Jake Peavy 288 1 0
3Gavin Floyd 174 3 18
4Jose Quintana 134 4 1
5Matt Thornton 102 5 4
6Nate Jones 94 76
7Addison Reed 89 64
8Phil Humber77 8 0
9Hector Santiago 75 9 1
10Jesse Crain 66 10 0
11Francisco Liriano 54 12 4
12Dylan Axelrod 47 11 0
13John Danks  34 130
14Brett Myers 31 16 4
15Donnie Veal 25 152
16Zach Stewart 21 140
17Brian Omogrosso  12 171
18Will Ohman 10 180
19Eric Stults 7 190
20Deunte Heath 3 212
21Brian Bruney 2 200
22Leyson Septimo 1 210
23Jhan Marinez 0 230
23Dewayne Wise 0 230
25Pedro Hernandez -4 240

Not a great week for the pitching staff point wise, as Gavin and Chris Sale did the majority of the damage. Though both of them did make two starts, which lessens that performance a bit.

Still the concern is that Jake Peavy, Jose Quintana and Francisco Liriano combined for a whole 5 points between them. Nate Jones had 6 points just working out of the bullpen.

That's going to have to change if the Sox not only want to hold off the Tigers, but also if they want to actually accomplish something during the postseason.

Last week's rankings can be found here.

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