Thursday, November 30, 2006

Giants PQS: Season Ending Stats

This post has the Giants Pure Quality Start scores for the 2006 season's final stats, as defined in Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster annual book.

Giants Starters' PQS for 2006 Season

Matt Cain - (31 starts: 52% DOM, 23% DIS; 2nd half, 15 starts: 67% DOM, 7% DIS): 3, 4, 1, 4, 5, 0, 1, 3, 3, 3, 0, 4, 5, 0, 5, 0/ 4, 4, 3, 5, 5, 0, 3, 5, 5, 5, 4, 5, 2, 4, 3
Brad Hennessey - (11 starts: 9% DOM, 27% DIS; 2nd half, 5 starts: 0% DOM, 40% DIS): 3, 2, 3, 1, 2, 4/ 3, 2, 2, 0, 0
Noah Lowry - (26 starts: 31% DOM, 27% DIS; 2nd half, 14 starts: 43% DOM, 36% DIS): 3, 1, 3, 2, 5, 2, 3, 0, 2, 4, 3, 2/ 0, 5, 4, 1, 4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 0, 0, 0, 3, 4
Matt Morris - (32 starts: 47% DOM, 16% DIS; 2nd half, 15 starts: 47% DOM, 20% DIS): 3, 4, 3, 1, 4, 1, 2, 3, 2, 5, 4, 5, 4, 3, 5, 5, 2/ 5, 3, 0, 3, 5, 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 2, 2, 0, 4
Jonathan Sanchez - (4 starts: 50% DOM, 50% DIS): 4, 0, 0, 4
Jason Schmidt - (32 starts: 56% DOM, 6% DIS; 2nd half, 14 starts: 43% DOM, 14% DIS): 3, 5, 4, 3, 5, 5, 4, 3, 4, 5, 4, 5, 4, 3, 4, 5, 3, 3/ 3, 4, 5, 5, 2, 5, 3, 2, 0, 4, 3, 0, 2, 5
Jamey Wright - (21 starts: 29% DOM, 19% DIS; 2nd half, don't matter): 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 4, 5, 4, 0, 3, 0, 3, 3, 2, 2, 4, 4, 1, 2, 2

Giants overall - 42% DOM, 19% DIS out of 157 games started

NOTE: I think technically, under the system, Lowry's first start and Morris' start where he promptly got ejected, should count against their totals, but I think under the extenuating circumstances, they should not, basically because this system tries to ferret out how the good performances by a starter and none of those games were zeros because of a poor performance. Lowry got injured early in the game; and Morris got ejected early in the game.

Final Comments

The Giants starters overall have been pitching very well in their games. A DOM near or above the 40% mark is indicative of good pitching; above 50% is great and above 70% is elite. A low DIS is also indicative of good pitching. So, generally, the Giants pitching has been doing OK this season and has been bordering on good overall. The rotation has stayed in the 40% range with their generally good pitching, where pitchers are considered to be among the better starters:
  1. Schmidt was very dominating for the first half of the season but he slipped a big notch in August and September, not only did he earned less DOM starts, but he had his first and second DIS start. Worse, he has been on a steep decline in the second half, falling to 43% DOM and 14% DIS, which is only good for a pitcher. For the season, at 56%DOM/6%DIS, the expected ERA or qERA (see this post) is about 3.64; his actual era was 3.59. For the second half, at 43%DOM/14%DIS, the qERA is about 4.39; his actual era was 4.76.
  2. Morris did not do well in September, unfortunately, but apparently he was affected by broken ribs, which was not diagnosed until basically the season was over. Despite that, his DOM/DIS numbers were pretty much the same both halves of the season. For the season, at 47%/16%, his qERA is about 4.41; his actual was 4.98. For the second half, at 47%/20%, his qERA is about 4.52; his actual was 5.85. Based on this, it would suggest that Morris pitched with a lot of bad luck this season, particularly in the second half.
  3. Lowry had a horrendous September, he literally turned into a pumpkin, running off 3 straight 0 PQS score games, before settling down to a 3 and a 4. He was very Hennessey-esque in 2006: when he was good, he was good, but when he was bad, he was bad. For the season, at 31%/27%, his qERA is about 4.95; his actual was 4.74. For the second half, at 43%/36%, his qERA is about 5.03; his actual was 5.34. He just generally had a very uneven season, hopefully it was that oblique muscle strain that lingered through the season and caused this inconsistency - after the great year in 2005, I don't see how it couldn't but you never know.
  4. Matt Cain just continued pitching well into September, running off four DOM starts out of 6 with no DIS, boosting his second half DOM/DIS to 67%/7% - those are Jason Schmidt 2004 type of numbers (69%/9%), those are elite pitcher's numbers. For the season, at 52%/23%, his qERA is about 4.45; his actual was 4.15. For the second half, at 67%/7%, his qERA is about 3.52; his actual was 3.26. So it appears that he didn't pitch as well as he appeared but he wasn't wildly over and these numbers are just estimates, anyway, plus I would take a 3.52 ERA in 2007 anyday from him.
  5. Wright and Hennessey: eh, it's late, not really worth going through those numbers, let's just say they were pretty bad, particularly at the end.

2007 Crystal Ball: Future Looking Brighter

Despite the expected loss of Schmidt, the rotation still has a lot of potential to do even better next season. Yes, losing Schmidt will be a blow, there is no way two draft picks will ever equal losing him, but Cain was very Schmidt-like in the second half of the 2006 season, plus Schmidt had a down (for him) year, so Cain will take the Schmidt role in 2007. Plus, he has a full season under his belt now and he'll be only 22 for next season! Given his maturity, youth, and zest for learning, the sky is the limit, so there is the potential for a big breakout year in 2007, not that 2006 wasn't breakout enough as it was.

Taking Cain's 2006 role will be Noah Lowry, hopefully. Lowry had a bad 2006 but at least had that injury to account for the horrible-ness that it was. Meanwhile, his 2005 was still a great season. Given his youth, he should be recovered health-wise in 2007, and while a repeat of 2005 would be a lot to ask for, matching Cain's 4.15 ERA would be a compromise between his 2005 and 2006 seasons and seem very doable to me, with a possibility for a big upside if it was the injury and he returns to 2005 form, which would give us a double ace situation.

Taking Lowry's role in 2007 would be Matt Morris. Lowry's 4.74 was only slightly better than Morris' 2006, so it should not take much to match that performance. Given that he started behind the 8-ball in 2006 by being very un-veteran like and suffering the jitters, then getting injured late in the season, taking out those types of performances should put him easily down to Lowry's, with the strong possibility of beating it handily if he can get his ERA into the low 4 range by being more consistent. Plus, it will be two years removed from his shoulder injury, his shoulder should be at full strength by now. Lastly, he pitched with some bad luck last season, as his qERA was a lot lower than his actual ERA, so the pendulum should swing him back to the mean, at least part way, which is all he needs to match Lowry.

Taking Matt Morris' role in 2007 is most probably a journeyman free agent. He should hopefully match Morris' 4.98 ERA in 2006 as we will probably be paying him a lot of money, potentially. I am hoping the Giants sign Greg Maddux, though I expect him to do like the other free agents and use the Giants to drive up his price, only for him to reject the Giants for a lower bid from the Dodgers or Padres (he lives in SD area). Particularly since Boras is his agent. But if we can snag him, obviously he most probably would do better than 4.98 ERA, one would hope. I would even swap him with Morris in this analysis, putting Maddux in his spot, and perhaps even elevate him to #2 in this rotation, relative to 2006 performance. Plus, there is always the outside chance that the Giants end up re-signing Schmidt, which would change all of these positionings all for the better.

Lastly, probably Jonathan Sanchez will have the last spot in the rotation. Jamey Wright had an 5.19 ERA in that spot. That is a pretty low bar for Sanchez to jump. As good as Sanchez appeared at times last season, one would hope that he can at least match that ERA, with the strong potential to beat that ERA if he can settle down into the starter's role. The plus is that we will have Hennessey in the bullpen as the first to go to if Sanchez should falter as a starter. Then the plus plus is that the two of them can be bad the first half of the season, then perhaps Lincecum will be ready to come up and show what he got. Any way you slice it, we should be covered here by the three and be able to at least match that ERA and perhaps better it if Sanchez can pitch as well as he did when he was relieving.

So, I think this shows that our rotation for 2007 is probably going to be, at worse, about the same as it was in 2006, with the strong possibility for great improvement from a number of different areas:

  1. Continued growth from Cain
  2. Lowry returning to 2005 form
  3. Morris returning to first half 2004 form
  4. Signing a good starter for the #4 spot
  5. Sanchez being able to translate all those strikeouts in the minors into the majors
  6. Lincecum coming up mid-season and continuing to dazzle hitters

Even if no free agent is signed for the #4 starter, I don't think it would be that hard to imagine Sanchez matching Lowry's 2006 stats and Hennessey matching Wright's 2006 stats, in the #4 and #5 spots in the rotation. Though, obviously, that would decrease the odds of improving the rotation overall from 2006.

But even in this situation, there are enough good scenarios above to make me believe that the odds are good for overall improvement for the Giants rotation in 2007 versus 2006, with the outside chance of the Giants having a pair of Ace-type starters leading the rotation, and the remote chance that the Giants have a trio of Aces - a lot would have to go right for this to happen, but I think that the chance exists, as small as it may be. Now if only I could say the same for the starting lineup.

Methodology Explanation

Please look at my link to the side for my explanation of Baseball Forecaster's methodology. Or try the link above, that post has a link to an article of their's.

5 comments:

  1. Ooops, slight error, should be:

    3. Morris returning to first half 2005 form, when he had a 3.10 ERA.

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  2. Martin, this is such a difficult time of year, I think you should be required to post twice a day.
    Your Dom/Dis work is helpful, but, do you know how our 5/6 '06 starters compared to the rest of the league's starters?
    Generally, I like our staff, but do think there is a possibility each of them could be worse than in '06, tho I hope not. Cain could (regress) but is the least likely. Lowery and Morris could equal '06, which wouldn't be the worst thing. I have a lot of hope for Sanchez, as I thought he was never allowed to get into the starter's 5 day routine and that was why his starts were not nearly as good as his relief performances.
    Finally, how many wins do you think an $8 million FA would give over Hennessey/Correia? I know our top 4 are all a bit of an unknown, and said FA would definitely be a hedge bet. If we knew our top 4 would be at least as good as '06, and with Linececum due up, most likely in '08, I would go with Hennessey/Correia in '07 and spend the moneyon a 1b, C, or the bull pen.
    Finally, since Borowski got a bad medical report (and will probably sign w/ Philly, anyway), what are your thoughts on spending $5 mil on Gagne (assuming he will take it)?
    I'll check back at 12:30

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  3. Ha ha, funny, I think I'll keep my day job. :^)

    Unfortunately, LOT of work just to do Giants, let alone MLB. That's why I try to give perspective on where they are in terms of past results: 40's are good pitchers, 50's and 60's are elite pitchers, 70's and 80's and above are the greats, Santana, etc. (see my first post on this in my side link for other names and who is where in 2005).

    Yes, there is a chance that it could be worse, didn't mean to whitewash that side, but I think my positions on each are conservative and I think I laid out reasons for why things could turn out better.

    Hennessey/Correia could deliver just as well as any free agent, but then you are introducing risk overall for the rotation of being worse overall. I would prefer to better ensure overall quality than risk having two unknowns in the rotation with Sanchez too. Sanchez has the much higher upside, so I'm going with him.

    I'm OK with going with H/C if we can get someone good at 1B. No C or bullpen worth skimping on the rotation.

    No on Gagne!!!

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  4. Sudden idea, Allfrank: I can, however, do one of three smaller projects. Either you give me a list of pitchers who you want to see their PQS or I could take, say, the top 10-20 pitchers by ERA and do them, or I could take the list from my other post of 50+ pitchers and update them for 2006. The scoring, as the books suggested, becomes totally natural now for me to scan over each game and score it up quickly. I just can't do the whole MLB.

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  5. No, not necessay, Martin, I was just curious how our starting staff, with the stats you compiled, compared to other NL starting staffs. My assumption is we are in the top 1/3.
    It seems to me a very big need - which has been with us since Nen got hurt - is the bull pen. I think we skimp too much there. Except for the closer. I wasn't prepared to say this last year or the year before - in fact, I thought the Cubs way overpayed for Eyre. But, boy, would I like to have Spier and Eyre in our bull pen. Hennessey, Correia, Wilson, Tashner are fine for blow outsd etc, but we need a better line-up to throw out there for the 7th and 8th innings. And it is becoming increasingly clear (see Spier's contract) that these slots are getting expensive.

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