Evaluating Pitchers

Part of the Sports Economics, Management and Policy book series (SEMP, volume 1)


In this chapter, we evaluate both starting pitchers and relief pitchers using the aggregate performance model presented in the Chap. 5. For both classes of pitchers, we choose three outputs: innings pitched (IP), innings pitched per earned run (IP/ER), and innings pitched per hit (IP/H). The measures chosen here are consistent with Mazur (1995), who used earned run average, hits per inning pitched, and the ratio of base on balls to strike outs.


Earned Run Innings Pitched (IP) Aggregate Performance Lincecum Players Bargain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of DaytonDaytonUSA

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