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. Greg Brody: 0.89
  2. Ray Black: 1.48
  3. Hunter Strickland: 1.86
  4. Jose Morel: 2.26
  5. *Mark Reyes: 2.45
  6. *Clayton Blackburn: 2.46
  7. Reymi Rodriguez: 2.49
  8. Steven Okert: 2.61
  9. Victor Concepcion: 2.63
  10. *Stetson Woods: 2.63
  11. *Alejandro Flores: 2.68
  12. *Deiyerbert Bolivar: 2.70
  13. Cody Hall: 2.72
  14. *Keury Mella: 2.84
  15. Julio Benitez: 2.98
  16. *Sam Coonrod: 2.98
  17. George Kontos: 3.05
  18. Tyler Rogers: 3.05
  19. Jake Smith: 3.20
  20. *Jack Snodgrass: 3.22
  21. *Matt Gage: 3.22
  22. Olbis Para: 3.23
  23. Rayan Hernandez: 3.25
  24. Alvaro Diaz: 3.25
  25. *D.J. Snelten: 3.26
  26. Weilly Yan: 3.28
  27. *Prebito Reyes: 3.34
  28. *Ethan Miller: 3.35
  29. *Dylan Brooks: 3.35
  30. Derek Law: 3.35
  31. *Christian Jones: 3.43
  32. *Jason Forjet: 3.48
  33. Carlos Alvarado: 3.58
  34. Mason McVay: 3.60
  35. Reyes Moronta: 3.62
  36. Nolan Riggs: 3.63
  37. *Joan Gregorio: 3.66
  38. *Steven Messner: 3.68
  39. *Ty Blach: 3.70
  40. Phil McCormick: 3.77
  41. *Adalberto Mejia: 3.78
  42. *Andrew Leenhouts: 3.79
  43. Rodolfo Martinez: 3.81
  44. *Robert Ramer: 3.83
  45. *Chase Johnson: 3.83
  46. *Joe Biagini: 3.86
  47. *Michael Santos: 3.86
  48. *Austin Fleet: 3.88
  49. *Luis Ysla: 3.93
  50. *Kyle Crick: 3.96
  51. Edwin Quirarte: 3.98
  52. Luis Castillo: 4.00
  53. Jose Reyes: 4.01
  54. *Mike Kickham: 4.03
  55. Erik Cordier: 4.04
  56. Carlos Diaz: 4.12
  57. Stephen Johnson: 4.15
  58. Dan Slania: 4.15
  59. Cameron McVey: 4.18
  60. Jose De La Cruz: 4.19
  61. *Joe Kurrasch: 4.21
  62. Tyler Mizenko: 4.21
  63. *Mitch Lively: 4.24
  64. Steven Neff: 4.25
  65. *Nick Gonzalez: 4.26
  66. Jose De Paula: 4.36
  67. *Kendry Flores: 4.40
  68. *Nick Vander Tuig: 4.42
  69. Dan Runzler: 4.43
  70. Jose Casilla: 4.44
  71. Jake Dunning: 4.47
  72. Eury Sanchez: 4.47
  73. *Kelvin Marte: 4.48
  74. *Chris Heston: 4.50
  75. *Chris Stratton: 4.53
  76. Armando Paniagua: 4.54
  77. Shawn Gomez: 4.55
  78. Bryce Bandilla: 4.57
  79. Dusten Knight: 4.63
  80. Garrett Hughes: 4.66
  81. *Jason Berken: 4.79
  82. Jake McCasland: 4.83
  83. *Edwin Escobar: 4.85
  84. Mason Tobin: 4.94
  85. Luis Pino: 4.94
  86. E.J. Encinosa: 4.96
  87. Jorge Bucardo: 5.04
  88. *Pat Young: 5.15
  89. *Ryan Bradley: 5.17
  90. Josh Osich: 5.18
  91. Brett Bochy: 5.30
  92. *Martin Agosta: 5.48
  93. Kirk Singer: 5.59
  94. Jeff Soptic: 5.64
  95. Adam Reifer: 5.74
  96. Kendry Melo: 7.20
  97. Cesar Yanez: 9.95

* = Starting Pitcher

LATEST NEWS

DAILY PROSPECT RECAPS