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Question for those who understand FIP

Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:26 am

Curious stat.

in 1906 Cy Young had an ERA+ of 86, which is below average. But he lead the league in FIP.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/playe ... cy01.shtml

I just thought that was kind of interesting and a little unusual.

Re: Question for those who understand FIP

Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:37 pm

I'm sure the Red Sox used that against him in contract negotiations that winter.


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Re: Question for those who understand FIP

Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:35 pm

This is probably more a question about ERA+ and run environments. From a cursory review, looks like bands of outcomes were far more limited in those days, and while his 3.2 ERA appears to be not bad, compare it to the work he did surrounding there and also note that the league's total ERA (meaning, the total earned runs scored per 9 innings that season) was 2.69.

As far as why his FIP was so good - he walked almost no one, had a K rate that wasn't good but better than league average, and allowed 3 HRs all season, which FIP assumes is due to skill. So, yeah.

Re: Question for those who understand FIP

Tue May 03, 2016 7:23 pm

Not sure this will be of interest to anyone, but I found this kind of fun.

David Price (so far) has a 6.12 ERA and a 2.88 FIP. He's also 4-0.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/2016.shtml
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