Gonzalez, Dickey 1-2 in latest rankings of NL starting pitchers

Gio Gonzalez is just edging out R.A. Dickey in latest computer rankings of NL starting pitchers released by Bias Free Rankings.   It’s clear either Gonzalez or Dickey will win the Cy Young, and probably the edge would probably go to Dickey, who leads in most of the statistical categories except for wins.   And because the Nationals are going to the playoffs and the Mets are going nowhere, baseball writers somehow give more credence to that — but shouldn’t.  The Cy Young should go to the best pitcher, period, regardless of how the team has done when he HASN’T pitched.

RK Player Team GP GS IP W L ERA BB K TP WHIP Rating p/Gm
1 Gio Gonzalez WAS 30 30 186.1 19 8 2.95 72 196 3002 1.14 42.01 100.07
2 R.A. Dickey NYM 30 29 205.0 18 5 2.68 48 197 2915 1.04 41.48 97.17
3 Stephen Strasburg WAS 28 28 159.1 15 6 3.16 48 197 2607 1.15 37.89 93.11
4 Cole Hamels PHI 28 28 197.1 15 6 3.06 49 192 3008 1.12 37.52 107.43
5 Clayton Kershaw LAD 30 30 206.2 12 9 2.70 53 206 3151 1.02 36.38 105.03
6 Yovani Gallardo MIL 30 30 186.1 15 8 3.72 72 188 3170 1.29 36.29 105.67
7 Johnny Cueto CIN 30 30 197.0 17 9 2.92 44 157 3162 1.18 36.10 105.40
8 Matt Cain SF 29 29 199.1 14 5 2.93 45 177 3070 1.05 35.22 105.86
9 Madison Bumgarner SF 29 29 192.2 14 10 3.32 41 175 2993 1.10 34.58 103.21
10 A.J. Burnett PIT 27 27 174.2 15 7 3.66 56 157 2644 1.25 33.29 97.93
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One thought on “Gonzalez, Dickey 1-2 in latest rankings of NL starting pitchers

  1. “The Cy Young should go to the best pitcher, period, regardless of how the team has done when he HASN’T pitched.” That is an absurd statement. However, if you want to know how the Mets have done when they were pitching, how about this: The Nationals have scored seven runs or more in half of Gonzalez’s 20 victories. The Mets have scored five runs or less in thirteen of Dickey’s 19 wins.

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