Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Projecting the first round pitchers, part I

We're running the coal burners on the Magical Stats Machine at full steam right now to try and bring you as much information as humanly possible about the upcoming playoff extravaganza. So, in that spirit, updated pitching projections, hot off the press, expressed in convenient ERA form:

  • Ryan Dempster: 3.74 ERA
  • Derrek Lowe: 3.59 ERA

I may end up punting on the questions of bullpens and just use the team splits out of the pens for the time being. One note: none of these figures are park adjusted so far, so the Cubs' advantage in hitting and the Dodgers' advantage in pitching could shrink (or even go away entirely) once I've worked out the park adjustments.

More later.

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