It's CRUNCH Time!

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Or as Sam said to Frodo about the rope: ``Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.``

PITCHING LOGS (overall)     2018   2017   2016   2015   2014    2013    2012

PITCHING LOGS SUMMARY (home vs away)    2018    2017    2016    2015    2014    2013    2012

These logs are meant to indicate whether or not a pitcher has generated a roto-worthy start.  Roto-worthy to me means how well did he pitch, not did he win the game.  To paraphrase someone (can't remember who): wins are an arbitrary and capricious misrepresentation of a pitcher's effectiveness.  I'm much more interested in how many baserunners he allowed and how many batters he struck out.  These logs look at a pitcher's performance relative to all other starting pitching performances, and are calculated based on the numbers of batters faced, not by innings pitched.  A red start is bad, a green start is good, and a white start is in between.  The idea is to see patterns over any period as to whether or not someone is pitching decently.  These logs also indicate how a pitcher is doing at home versus the road.  However, keep in mind, that when considering splits, it's generally a better idea to weigh the data with the greatest sample size more heavily.  In other words, if someone has a sterling home record over the past few seasons, a couple of bad home starts shouldn't mean he's suddenly become a complete bum at home.  And you need to use some common sense as well: for example, a pitcher may score well using this method, even if he pitched only 1.2 innings before leaving with an injury.

The 'Bad', 'Tolerable', and 'Good' designations are (almost) entirely arbitrary.  Generally, I find that whenever one of my pitchers has a start that falls in the red range, I'm either shaking my head in complete disgust at his abysmal effort, or I'm completely perplexed as to why I put the stiff in my lineup.  If it's in the green range, I can usually get by with an 'oh well, it could have been worse but at least I didn't get Guthrie'd'.  If it's in the blue, I'm out dancing in the streets (when I'm not trying to figure out how to avoid the reds and greens).

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