Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Return to TorreLand!

Torre has plans for Octavio Dotel:

Through games played on Sunday, no relief pitcher in baseball has thrown more innings or pitches than Proctor, a 29-year-old who made the team out of spring training only because Aaron Small was on the disabled list.

Farnsworth is also among the most relied upon relief pitchers in the game. Proctor has pitched in 31 of the Yankees' first 61 games, Farnsworth 30.

"I don't want to put too much pressure on Dotel, but we need to get him working in that group," Torre said. "I need to be able to give Proctor and Farnsworth more time off."


Earth to TorreLand, come in TorreLand: Ron Villone has performed at least as well if not better than Proctor all year. It's OK to get him "working with that group."


Games
IP
ERA
Ron Villone
25
25.2
1.75
Scott Proctor
31
41.1
3.92
Kyle Farnsworth
30
29
4.66


Oh and before you guys start commenting about how useless ERA is for relievers (and for the most part, I agree) Villone has an identical WHIP to Proctor and better than Farnsworth. I could calculate their DIPS but quite frankly I'm feeling too lazy.

Suffice it to say there's no reason to blow out and more bullpen arms when you have a serviceable and thus far successful reliever in your pen who has a rubber arm and has had a better career than Scott Proctor.

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 7:14 PM   7 comments







7 Comments:

At 6/14/2006 5:23 AM, Blogger June said...

dips
kyle = 3.52
villone = 3.73
proctor = 4.07

 
At 6/14/2006 5:25 AM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

You're less lazy that I am. Unless you know of an ├╝ber-secret site that lists these things.

I'm always having to bust out the calculator.

 
At 6/14/2006 12:04 PM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

There is a small start-up company, who is trying to make their name known in the sports world, that posts DIPS on their site. Perhaps you've heard of them: ESPN.

 
At 6/14/2006 12:32 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

Actually I did check ESPNESN.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?playerId=3186

"Name a statistic on the link above for Ron Villone."
"I'm going to have to go with DIPS, Richard."
"Show me.... DIPS!"
|X|

ESPN does have DIPS for an overall sortable statistical category, but they do not have it for individual players. Like I said, I was lazy and would have had to browse through the entire league.

Besides, why bother when there are whizzes like Juney always lurking around to do the heavy lifting for me?

 
At 6/14/2006 9:32 PM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

I wasn't trying to be smart, just wanted to point out that you can find DIPS on YESPN.

By the way, to a lesser extent, I don't think that Myers has been used as effectively as he could be this year either.

Maybe it's a lefty thing (which isn't very comforting since there are 3 on the roster). Or Joe is just waiting for Stanton to come back.

 
At 6/14/2006 11:23 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

I agree about Myers. Torre screamed and hollered to get a lefty specialist and then doesn't use him. It doesn't make any sense.

 
At 6/15/2006 5:17 AM, Blogger June said...

yespn? you can't be serious. you must really be watching some mystery startup, not the ESPN the rest of us get on national cable.

 

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