Monday, October 13, 2008

Final Elias Rankings - American League Starting Pitchers

More on how these are calculated can be found with the National League rankings. Again, caveats about the accuracy of my DL data apply, as just being a day off on the DL days can lead to significant changes in the rankings. As far as free agents go, this shouldn't be a problem as most free agents are away from the border.

Name Type TotalScore
Roy Halladay A 95.307
John Lackey A 93.487
A.J. Burnett A 90.038
Josh Beckett A 89.080
Daisuke Matsuzaka A 88.697
Scott Kazmir A 87.739
James Shields A 86.973
Felix Hernandez A 86.207
Andy Pettitte A 81.322
Javier Vazquez A 80.460
Fausto Carmona A 79.406
Mike Mussina A 78.927
Justin Verlander A 78.544
Cliff Lee A 78.161
Mark Buehrle A 77.969
Gil Meche A 77.682
Erik Bedard A 75.766
Zack Greinke B 75.096
Jon Lester B 75.000
Chien-Ming Wang B 74.042
Jered Weaver B 73.563
Scott Baker B 70.881
Tim Wakefield B 70.498
Kevin Millwood B 69.061
Jeremy Guthrie B 68.487
Ervin Santana B 67.433
Jon Garland B 67.337
Joe Saunders B 66.284
Paul Byrd B 65.613
Kelvim Escobar B 65.326
Dustin McGowan B 63.697
Daniel Cabrera B 61.877
Vicente Padilla B 61.782
John Danks B 59.387
Edwin Jackson B 58.238
Jesse Litsch
Gavin Floyd
Jose Contreras
Miguel Batista
Brian Bannister
Matt Garza
Justin Duchscherer
Andy Sonnanstine
Kevin Slowey
Glen Perkins
Nate Robertson
Jeremy Bonderman
Carlos Silva
Jarrod Washburn
Armando Galarraga
Boof Bonser
Curt Schilling
Kyle Davies
Kason Gabbard
Jake Westbrook
Nick Blackburn
Kenny Rogers
Dana Eveland
Brian Burres
Francisco Liriano
Alfredo Aceves
Greg Smith
Kameron Loe
Bartolo Colon
Matt Harrison
Sidney Ponson
Brandon McCarthy
Darrell Rasner
Anthony Reyes
Carl Pavano
Sean Gallagher
Luke Hochevar
Dallas Braden
Jeremy Sowers
R.A. Dickey
Adam Loewen
Chris Waters
Troy Patton
Jason Jennings
David Purcey
Zach Jackson
Ryan Feierabend
Eric Hurley
Clayton Richard
Gio Gonzalez
Scott Elarton
Luke Hudson
Andrew Brackman

As far as the Tigers are concerned, Freddy Garcia was not on the roster on August 31 and therefore was not eligible for the rankings. Kenny Rogers also failed to qualify for Type B status after struggling down the stretch. Let's take a look at these free agents to see if any are worth signing.
  • John Lackey (A): The Angels have an option on him and will probably use it. He's still a very good pitcher and worth persuing if for some reason he's available.
  • A.J. Burnett (A): Has an opt-out clause. With all of the injuries in his history, I'd have a hard time giving up the pick and the money for this guy. He's due for a break down.
  • Andy Pettite (A): I don't think he'll do anything other than retire or stay with the Yankees. Wouldn't be worth the draft pick at this stage in his career.
  • Mike Mussina (A): Had a fine rebound this year. A Hall of Famer in my book, it may be worth seeing if he has anything left in the tank, especially if the Yankees neglect to offer arbitration. Random fact about Mussina, he hasn't walked more than 50 guys in a season since 1999 and the only time he walked more than 60 was 1996.
  • Tim Wakefield (B): Has the infinitely recurring option. If the Red Sox let him go, he could be a solid innings eater for a team that needs it. Yes, the Tigers may need it.
  • Jon Garland (B): He's been hovering below 5 K/9 the past two years. Honestly, unless the Tigers improve the defense, this is a disaster waiting to happen. On a cheap short term deal? Sign him. If he wants more than 2/$10M, no way.
  • Paul Byrd (B): Like Garland, only worse. The only benefit to signing him is that he would never be able to pitch against the Tigers with him on the team.
  • Curt Schilling (None): He's dellusional if he thinks he can pitch again. No thanks.
  • Kenny Rogers (None): Will either return to the Tigers or retire. Hopefully he retires.
  • Bartolo Colon (None): A guy on the rebound, could be worth a shot on a minor league deal.
  • Sidney Ponson (None): An awful pitcher and a worse person. Pass
  • Carl Pavano (None): Seriously, buy low. He's coming off of Tommy John surgery last year and could be in line for a rebound in '09. It honestly can't hurt.
  • Jason Jennings (None): A guy who was a pretty good pitcher before elbow injuries the past two years. If he will agree to a minor league deal in the hope that he recovers to innings eater form, it can't hurt to give him a try.
I'll have the relievers up later today.


Anonymous said...

why is Ponson such a bad person if you don't mind me asking?

Eddie B said...

Assaulted a judge, DUI, got into it with people with the Rangers. The list goes on.

Mark said...

i'll reitterate my feeling that i posted elsewhere a couple of months back: Pavano will have a shot to be our closer next year.

you heard it there first...

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