FIP

Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) measures what a player’s ERA would look like over a given period of time if the pitcher were to have experienced league average results on balls in play and league average timing. Back in the early 2000s, research by Voros McCracken revealed that the amount of balls that fall in for hits against pitchers do not correlate well across seasons. In other words, pitchers have little control over balls in play and assuming short-term fluctuations in BABIP are attributable to the pitcher is likely incorrect. McCracken outlined a better way to assess a pitcher’s talent level by looking at results a pitcher can control directly: strikeouts, walks, hit by pitches, and home runs (Text, stats courtesy of Fangraphs).

  1. Luis Castillo: 1.12
  2. Eury Sanchez: 1.51
  3. Derek Law: 1.70
  4. *Jose Morel: 1.85
  5. *Chris Johnson: 1.96
  6. Raymundo Montero: 2.10
  7. Jean Machi: 2.15
  8. *Micheal Santos: 2.18
  9. Cameron McVey: 2.35
  10. *Joan Gregorio: 2.45
  11. Reymi Rodriguez: 2.47
  12. Nick Gonzalez: 2.56
  13. *Edwin Escobar: 2.59
  14. Eusebio Encarnacion: 2.65
  15. Cesar Yanez: 2.69
  16. *Keury Mella: 2.73
  17. Sandy Rosario: 2.73
  18. Tyler Rogers: 2.76
  19. *D.J. Snelten: 2.87
  20. Josh Osich: 2.91
  21. Dusten Knight: 2.94
  22. *Kendry Flores: 3.00
  23. *Kyle Crick: 3.01
  24. Brett Bochy: 3.02
  25. Olbis Parra: 3.02
  26. Hunter Strickland: 3.06
  27. Eber Guzman: 3.06
  28. Carlos Alvarado: 3.07
  29. Jake Shadle: 3.09
  30. Jake Smith: 3.15
  31. Stephen Johnson: 3.16
  32. *Luis Ysla: 3.16
  33. *Ty Blach: 3.23
  34. Mason McVay: 3.24
  35. *Chris Stratton: 3.25
  36. Cody Hall: 3.27
  37. Raffi Vizcaino: 3.30
  38. *Martin Agosta: 3.31
  39. *Andrew Leenhouts: 3.37
  40. George Kontos: 3.40
  41. Steven Okert: 3.42
  42. *Chase Johnson: 3.44
  43. *Pat Young: 3.45
  44. Jake Dunnington: 3.46
  45. Jonathan Loaisiga: 3.57
  46. Carlos Diaz: 3.50
  47. Jose Casilla: 3.64
  48. Brandon Farley: 3.66
  49. *Eric Surkamp: 3.73
  50. Jake Dunning: 3.74
  51. Tyler Mizenko: 3.75
  52. Bryce Bandilla: 3.75
  53. Edwin Quirarte: 3.84
  54. Heath Hembree: 3.86
  55. *Clayton Blackburn: 3.86
  56. Reyes Moronta: 3.87
  57. *Matt Lujan: 3.90
  58. *Chris Gloor: 3.93
  59. *Joe Biagini: 3.95
  60. Phil McCormick: 4.07
  61. *Jack Snodgrass: 4.10
  62. Ian Gardeck: 4.21
  63. Shawn Gomez: 4.23
  64. *Mike Kickham: 4.33
  65. *Taylor Rogers: 4.33
  66. Chris Marlowe: 4.36
  67. Luis Pino: 4.38
  68. *Craig Westcott: 4.40
  69. *Justin Fitzgerald: 4.52
  70. *Austin Fleet: 4.54
  71. *Kelvin Marte: 4.64
  72. *Michael Connolly: 4.73
  73. Jose Valdez: 4.74
  74. Luis Rojas: 4.74
  75. Lorenzo Mendoza: 4.76
  76. *Justin Schumer: 4.77
  77. Stephen Harrold: 4.83
  78. *Adalberto Mejia: 4.83
  79. *Mitch Lively: 4.90
  80. *Jason Forjet: 4.95
  81. *Chris Heston: 4.98
  82. Drew Bowlin: 5.05
  83. Omar Javier: 5.08
  84. Armando Paniagua: 5.13
  85. Mason Tobin: 5.20
  86. Boof Bonser: 5.25
  87. *Ryan Bradley: 5.29
  88. Dan Runzler: 5.31
  89. Scott Shuman: 5.35
  90. Steve Edlefsen: 5.44
  91. Danny Sandbrink: 5.57
  92. Shane Loux: 5.62

* = Starting Pitcher

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