Update: Starter #2

Can Roger Clemens retain his status as the second-starter for New York? Let’s perform the calculation. New York has played 93 games:

Roger Clemens, Weighted ERA

(ERA) (Games Played / 162) + (Projected ERA) [(162 – Games Played) / 162]
(3.88) (93 / 162) + (3.34) [(162 – 93) / 162]
(3.88) (0.57) + (3.34) (69 / 162)
2.21 + (3.34) (0.43)
2.21 + 1.44
3.65

Although Clemens has pitched well, he has unfortunately pitched like a good third starter, rather than a second starter. Since he was absent at last audit, this means Clemens is dropped from the second starter position. Can any New York startes fill this role (Weighted ERA of 3.00 – 3.50)?

-Brian Bruney is a reliever.
-Kyle Farnsworth is a reliever.
-Kei Igawa is a starter. Let’s audit his Weighted ERA.

Kei Igawa, Weighted ERA

(ERA) (Games Played / 162) + (Projected ERA) [(162 – Games Played) / 162]
(6.97) (93 / 162) + (4.28) [(162 – 93) / 162]
(6.97) (0.57) + (4.28) (69 / 162)
3.97 + (4.28) (0.43)
3.97 + 1.84
5.81

Kei Igawa is qualified as a sixth starter, not as a second starter.
-Mike Mussina is currently listed as the fifth starter.
-Andy Pettitte is currently listed as the fourth starter.
-Scott Proctor is a reliever.
-Edwar Ramirez is a reliever.
-Mariano Rivera is a reliever.
-Ron Villone is a reliever.
-Luis Vizcaino is a reliever.
-Chien-Ming Wang is a non-listed starter. Let’s calculate his Weighted ERA.

Chien-Ming Wang, Weighted ERA

(ERA) (Games Played / 162) + (Projected ERA) [(162 – Games Played) / 162]
(3.44) (93 / 162) + (4.29) [(162 – 93) / 162]
(3.44) (0.57) + (4.29) (69 / 162)
1.96 + (4.29) (0.43)
1.96 + 1.84
3.80

Chien-Ming Wang is qualified as a third starter, not as a second starter.

Therefore, New York currently does not have a starting pitcher qualified as a second starter. The current starting rotation:

1.    [No Starter]
2.    [No Starter]
3.    Phillip Hughes (A)
4.    Andy Pettitte (+)
5.    Mike Mussina (#)
6.    Darrell Rasner (A)

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One comment

  1. luckyleftie300@aol.com

    You have a very good blog, I find your statistics interesting. So the Yanks have a abundance of number 3 starters, it would be nice if they could over-achieve and be the pitchers that they know they are, most of the bullpen included.

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