Warming Up the Trucks

Right about this time, trucks carrying baseball equipment should be on their way to Winter Haven. Baseball’s around the corner, and although LeBron has kept Cleveland sports fans fixated through the winter months, it’s nice to know that Spring Training is near.

I’ve also uploaded my rankings of the 36 pitchers on the Indians’ Top 100 list. Here’s the top ten, with WARP3 in parentheses:

1. Bob Feller (106.4)
2. Bob Lemon (88.1)
3. Mel Harder (76.1)
4. Stan Coveleski (68.8)
5. Early Wynn (62.2)
6. Charles Nagy (59.5)
7. Willis Hudlin (57.5)
8. Mike Garcia (57.1)
9. Addie Joss (52.8)
10. Sam McDowell (51.2)

I was a bit surprised that Nagy ranked so high, but revisting his statistics, he had an excellent career. After 1999 he was pretty much done, but during the mid 1990s, he was one of the best pitchers in the American League. Note that I’m ranking these pitchers by the time they spent with the Indians, so pitchers like Gaylord Perry will be lower in the list because they didn’t pitch long in Cleveland. The download link is to the right, under “Links.”

Here’s the pitching numbers I promised a couple days ago.

Name
BF
%SO
%BB
%GB %OF %IF %LD
Sabathia
787
18
10
28
25
4
14
Westbrook
895
13
7
49
17
2
11
Millwood 628
20
9
28
22
3
14
Lee 802
20
11
23
27
3
14
Elarton
498
16
9
24
32
5
13

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