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James Shields: The Unluckiest Pitcher in Baseball



James Sports Illustrated baseball writer Joe Sheehan has put together a complicated, yet interesting and entertaining column which kinda, sorta evaluates the luck and/or bad luck of baseball pitchers. It uses things such as opponent batting averages of balls put in play and percentage of players left on base and homer-to-fly-ball ratio. He then crunched and mixed the numbers in his own little blender and determined that Rays pitcher James Shields is the unluckiest pitcher in baseball this season. I'd break it all down for you, but Sheehan does such a splendid job that it's best to just tell you to click here and read his story.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 8, 2010 3:17pm]


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