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Blanton deal stacks up favorably for Phils

In the end, the $10.25 million arbitration request Joe Blanton filed was likely little more than a negotiating ploy, an expensive hammer to hold over the Phillies heads as the sides hammered out a three-year, $24 million deal that was announced today. Save for the usual caveats about pitchers and their arms, the pact is a promising one for the Phillies. Here is a list of pitchers whose 2009 salary fell between the $8 million per year Blanton will average with his new deal and the $10.25 million he requested through arbitration: LHP Randy Johnson ($8.0) RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka ($8.33) RHP Kenshin Kawakami ($8.33) LHP Doug Davis ($8.75) RHP Miguel Batista ($9.5) RHP Ryan Dempster ($9.0) LHP Jarrod Washburn ($9.85) RHP Jason Marquis ($9.875) RHP Jake Westbrook ($10.0) RHP Kelvim Escobar ($10.0) RHP John Lackey ($10.0) RHP Dontrelle Willis ($10.0) RHP Jose Contreras ($10.0) RHP Bronson Arroyo ($10.25) See anybody you'd rather have? Lackey, of course, although he just signed a monster contract with the Red Sox. Washburn, perhaps. Kawakami had a good first year, but it was his first in the majors. Matsuzaka? Two solid years and one stinker halfway through a six-year, $52 million contract. Eight million dollars does not go a long way when it comes to starting pitching that originated outside your own farm system. And while Blanton might not be a third starter on the level of Javier Vazquez or Cliff Lee, the Phillies are paying as much dependability as anything. Consider: Since Blanton's first full season in the majors in 2005, only six players have started more games since 2005: Derek Lowe (169), Bronson Arroyo (168), Danny Haren (168), Andy Pettitte (167), Barry Zito (167), Livan Hernandez (164). Tied with Blanton at 162 are Mark Buehrle, Doug Davis, C.C. Sabathia and Javier Vazquez. Lowe made $15 million last year. Arroyo made $10.125. Haren made $7.5, but is signed to a four-year deal that has an average annual value of just over $11 million. Pettitte made $10.5 million. Zito made $18. Buehrle made $14.0. Davis made $8.75. Sabathia made $15.285. Vazquez made $11.5. Consider: In February of 2007, the Phillies signed Brett Myers to a three-year, $25.75 million deal. Consider: From 2000-05, Jon Garland went 64-61 with a 4.42 ERA (ERA+ of 104), 181 G, 159 GS, 1,009 IP, 1.379 WHIP, 4.9 SO/9, 3.3 BB/9, 1.2 HR/9, 1.47 SO/BB After fifth season, with 5.071 years of service, Garland signed a three year, $29 million deal. Blanton over his last five seasons is 63-54, 163 G, 1018.2 IP, 4.20 ERA (ERA+ of 102), 1.333 WHIP, 5.6 K/9, 2.6 BB/9. Consider: Jeremy Bonderman signed a four year, 36 million extension with the Tigers on Dec. 6, 2007 after his fifth full season in the big leagues. Bonderman's numbers in his first five seasons: 56-62, 157 G, 923.1 IP, 4.78 ERA (ERA+ of 93), 1.372 WHIP, 7.5 K/9, 2.9 BB/9. Consider: Over the last five seasons, 37 pitchers have thrown at least 800 innings with an ERA+ of over 100 (ERA+, or adjusted ERA, takes into consideration ballpark and league average. An ERA of 100 is considered average): Twenty-seven of those pitchers made more than $8 million last year. Of the 10 who didn't, four were pitching under multi-year deals they signed prior to completing their fifth year of Major League service. Four, including Blanton, were under club control with less than five years of Major League service. The other three were Kyle Lohse, who was in the first year of a four-year, $41 million contract, retired HOFer Greg Maddux, and knuckleballer Tim Wakefield: Johan Santana - $18.88 million Roy Halladay - $15.75 million Brandon Webb - $6.5 million* C.C. Sabathia - $15.285 Roy Oswalt - $14.00 John Lackey - $10.00 Dan Haren - $7.5* Felix Hernandez - $3.8* Jake Peavy - $11.0 Carlos Zambrano - $18.75 Mark Buehrle - $14.00 Josh Beckett - $11.166* Cliff Lee - $5.75* Andy Pettitte - $10.5 Derek Lowe - $15.0 A.J. Burnett - $16.5 Aaron Harang - $14.0 Javier Vazquez - $11.5 Bronson Arroyo - $10.125* Jon Garland - $8.75 Kevin Millwood - $12.868 Doug Davis - $8.75* Barry Zito - $18.5 Joe Blanton - $5.475* Jose Contreras - $10.0 Brad Penny - $7.5 base (Blanton wouldve made $9.5 mil with IP bonuses) Justin Verlander - $3.675* Scott Kazmir - $6.8* Aaron Cook - $9.375 Greg Maddux - Retired Tim Hudson - $15.5 Kyle Lohse - $7.437 Ted Lilly - $13.00 Jarrod Washburn - $9.850 Gil Meche - $11.40 Matt Cain - $2.65* Tim Wakefield - $4.0 Consider: Here is how Blanton's numbers stack up with starting pitchers who have signed free agent contracts over the last two offseasons. There are four sets of stats: Contract terms, Performance in the year before the new contract, Performance over the three years prior, Performance over the five years prior. Lackey: 5/82.5 Marquis: 2/15.0 Pettitte: 1/11.75 Pavano: 1/7.0 Penny: 1/7.5 + incentives Harden: 1/7.5 + incentives Wolf: 3/29.75 Lohse: 4/41 Garland: 1/7.25 Dempster: 4/52.0 Lowe: 4/60.0 Year prior: Lackey: 11-8, 27 G, 176.1 IP, 3.83 ERA, 118 ERA+, 1.270 WHIP, 7.1 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, .717 OPS Pettitte: 14-8, 32 G, 194.2 IP, 4.16 ERA, 103 ERA+, 1.382 WHIP, 6.8 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, .722 OPS Wolf: 11-7, 34 G, 214.1 IP, 3.23 ERA, 122 ERA+, 1.101 WHIP, 6.7 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, .660 OPS Marquis: 15-13, 33 G, 216.0 IP, 4.04 ERA, 113 ERA+, 1.380 WHIP, 4.8 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, .724 OPS Harden: 9-9, 26 G, 141.0 IP, 4.09 ERA, 110 ERA+, 1.340 WHIP, 10.9 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, .734 OPS Penny: 11-9, 30 G, 173.1 IP, 4.88 ERA, 94 ERA+, 1.396 WHIP, 5.7 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, .783 OPS Pavano: 14-12, 33 G, 199.1 IP, 5.10 ERA, 84 ERA+, 1.375 WHIP, 6.6 K/9, 1.8 BB/9, .795 Blanton: 12-8, 31 G, 195.1 IP, 4.05 ERA, 105 ERA+, 1.316 WHIP, 7.5 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, .759 OPS Lohse: 15-6, 33 G, 200.0 IP, 3.78 ERA, 113 ERA+, 1.300 WHIP, 5.4 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, .734 OPS Demptster: 17-6, 33 G, 206.2 IP, 2.96 ERA, 155 ERA+, 1.210 WHIP, 8.1 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, .642 OPS Garland: 14-8, 32 G, 196.2 IP, 4.90 ERA, 91 ERA+, 1.505 WHIP, 4.1 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, .819 OPS Lowe: 14-11, 34 G, 211.0 IP, 3.24 ERA, 147 ERA+, 1.133 WHIP, 6.3 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, .637 OPS Bedard: 6-4, 15 G, 81.0 IP, 3.67 ERA, 115 ERA+, 1.321 WHIP, 8.0 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, .627 OPS Perez: 15-10, 29 G, 177.0 IP, 3.56 ERA, 121 ERA+, 1.311 WHIP, 8.8 K/9, 4.0 BB/9, .696 OPS Three years prior Lackey: 42-22, 84 G, 563.2 IP, 3.48 ERA, 129 ERA+, 1.235 WHIP, 7.2 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, .712 OPS Pettitte: 43-31, 101 G, 614.0 IP, 4.25 ERA, 104 ERA+, 1.407 WHIP, 6.6 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, .745 OPS Wolf: 32-25, 85 G, 507.1 IP, 3.94 ERA, 103 ERA+, 1.275 WHIP, 7.4 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, .714 OPS Marquis: 38-31, 96 G, 574.2 IP, 4.37 ERA, 105 ERA+, 1.403 WHIP, 4.9 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, .737 OPS Harden: 20-13, 58 G, 314.2 IP, 3.00 ERA, 147 ERA+, 1.192 WHIP, 10.8 K/9, 4.0 BB/9, .644 OPS Penny: 33-22, 82 G, 476.0 IP, 4.35 ERA, 102 ERA+, 1.403 WHIP, 5.6 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, .754 OPS Pavano: 19-14, 42 G, 245.0 IP, 5.18 ERA, 83 ERA+, 1.384 WHIP, 6.1 K/9, 1.9 BB/9 .798 Blanton: 35-30, 98 G, 623.0 IP, 4.22 ERA, 100 ERA+, 1.307 WHIP, 6.0 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, .729 OPS Lohse: 29-28, 101 G, 519.1 IP, 4.59 ERA, 97 ERA+, 1.383 WHIP, 5.9 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, .771 OPS Dempster: 20-22, 173 G, 348.1 IP, 3.69 ERA, 125 ERA+, 1.298 WHIP, 8.0 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, .672 OPS Garland: 42-28, 97 G, 616.1 IP, 4.54 ERA, 102 ERA+, 1.395 WHIP, 4.4 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, .779 OPS Lowe: 42-33, 102 G, 628.1 IP, 3.58 ERA, 122 ERA+, 1.222 WHIP, 6.0 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, .666 OPS Blanton: 35-30, 98 G, 623.0 IP, 4.22 ERA, 100 ERA+, 1.307 WHIP, 6.0 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, .729 OPS Bedard: 34-20, 76 G, 459.1 IP, 3.51 ERA, 129 ERA+, 1.241 WHIP, 9.1 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, .637 OPS Perez: 25-28, 71 G, 392.2 IP, 5.02 ERA, 86 ERA+, 1.531 WHIP, 8.5 K/9, 5.0 BB/9, .793 OPS Five years prior Lackey: 69-38, 150 G, 990.1 IP, 3.49 ERA, 128 ERA+, 1.262 WHIP, 7.6 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, .698 OPS Pettitte: 74-53, 170 G, 1050.2 IP, 3.85 ERA, 114 ERA+, 1.333 WHIP, 6.8 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, .729 OPS Wolf: 42-29, 110 G, 644.0 IP, 4.14 ERA, 100 ERA+, 1.329 WHIP, 7.3 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, .748 OPS Marquis: 65-61, 162 G, 976.0 IP, 4.65 ERA, 97+, 1.411 WHIP, 4.7 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, .768 OPS Harden: 34-18, 89 G, 489.1 IP, 3.00 ERA, 147 ERA+, 1.161 WHIP, 10.1 K/9, 3.8 BB/9, .621 OPS Penny: 56-40, 145 G, 840.1 IP, 4.25 ERA, 103 ERA+, 1.373 WHIP, 6.1 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, .752 OPS Pavano: 41-28, 90 G, 567.1 IP, 4.25 ERA, 99 ERA+, 1.317 WHIP, 5.7 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, .766 Blanton: 63-54, 163 G, 1018.2 IP, 4.20 ERA, 102 ERA+, 1.333 WHIP, 5.6 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, .737 OPS Lohse: 47-54, 167 G, 892.0 IP, 4.67 ERA, 97 ERA+, 1.445 WHIP, 5.4 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, .792 OPS Dempster: 26-26, 259 G, 461.0 IP, 3.59 ERA, 127 ERA+, 1.330 WHIP, 8.1 K/9, 4.0 BB/9, .669 OPS Garland: 72-49, 163 G, 1,054.1 IP, 4.40 ERA, 105 ERA+, 1.345 WHIP, 4.5 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, .764 OPS Lowe: 68-60, 170 G, 1,033.9 IP, 3.91 ERA, 112 ERA+, 1.298 WHIP, 5.8 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, .700 OPS Bedard: 46-38, 127 G, 738.1 IP, 3.80 ERA, 118 ERA+, 1.335 WHIP, 8.7 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, .666 OPS Perez: 41-48, 125 G, 715.1 IP, 4.54 ERA, 94 ERA+, 1.444 WHIP, 9.5 K/9, 4.7 BB/9, .764 OPS

Blanton deal stacks up favorably for Phils

In the end, the $10.25 million arbitration request Joe Blanton filed  was likely little more than a negotiating ploy, an expensive hammer to hold over the Phillies heads as the sides hammered out a three-year, $24 million deal that was announced today.

Save for the usual caveats about pitchers and their arms, the pact is a promising one for the Phillies.

Here is a list of pitchers whose 2009 salary fell between the $8 million per year Blanton will average with his new deal and the $10.25 million he requested through arbitration:

LHP Randy Johnson ($8.0)
RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka ($8.33)
RHP Kenshin Kawakami ($8.33)
LHP Doug Davis ($8.75)
RHP Miguel Batista ($9.5)
RHP Ryan Dempster ($9.0)
LHP Jarrod Washburn ($9.85)
RHP Jason Marquis ($9.875)
RHP Jake Westbrook ($10.0)
RHP Kelvim Escobar ($10.0)
RHP John Lackey ($10.0)
RHP Dontrelle Willis ($10.0)
RHP Jose Contreras ($10.0)
RHP Bronson Arroyo ($10.25)

See anybody you'd rather have? Lackey, of course, although he just signed a monster contract with the Red Sox. Washburn, perhaps. Kawakami had a good first year, but it was his first in the majors. Matsuzaka? Two solid years and one stinker halfway through a six-year, $52 million contract.

Eight million dollars does not go a long way when it comes to starting pitching that originated outside your own farm system. And while Blanton might not be a third starter on the level of Javier Vazquez or Cliff Lee, the Phillies are paying as much dependability as anything.

Consider:

Since Blanton's first full season in the majors in 2005, only six players have started more games since 2005: Derek Lowe (169), Bronson Arroyo (168), Danny Haren (168), Andy Pettitte (167), Barry Zito (167), Livan Hernandez (164). Tied with Blanton at 162 are Mark Buehrle, Doug Davis, C.C. Sabathia and Javier Vazquez.

Lowe made $15 million last year. Arroyo made $10.125. Haren made $7.5, but is signed to a four-year deal that has an average annual value of just over $11 million. Pettitte made $10.5 million. Zito made $18. Buehrle made $14.0. Davis made $8.75. Sabathia made $15.285. Vazquez made $11.5.

Consider:

In February of 2007, the Phillies signed Brett Myers to a three-year, $25.75 million deal.

Consider:

From 2000-05, Jon Garland went 64-61 with a 4.42 ERA (ERA+ of 104), 181 G, 159 GS, 1,009 IP, 1.379 WHIP, 4.9 SO/9, 3.3 BB/9, 1.2 HR/9, 1.47 SO/BB

After fifth season, with 5.071 years of service, Garland signed a three year, $29 million deal.

Blanton over his last five seasons is 63-54, 163 G, 1018.2 IP, 4.20 ERA (ERA+ of 102), 1.333 WHIP, 5.6 K/9, 2.6 BB/9.

Consider:

Jeremy Bonderman signed a four year, 36 million extension with the Tigers on Dec. 6, 2007 after his fifth full season in the big leagues.

Bonderman's numbers in his first five seasons: 56-62, 157 G, 923.1 IP, 4.78 ERA (ERA+ of 93), 1.372 WHIP, 7.5 K/9, 2.9 BB/9.

Consider:

Over the last five seasons, 37 pitchers have thrown at least 800 innings with an ERA+ of over 100 (ERA+, or adjusted ERA, takes into consideration ballpark and league average. An ERA of 100 is considered average):

Twenty-seven of those pitchers made more than $8 million last year.

Of the 10 who didn't, four were pitching under multi-year deals they signed prior to completing their fifth year of Major League service. Four, including Blanton, were under club control with less than five years of Major League service. The other three were Kyle Lohse, who was in the first year of a four-year, $41 million contract, retired HOFer Greg Maddux, and knuckleballer Tim Wakefield:

Johan Santana - $18.88 million
Roy Halladay - $15.75 million
Brandon Webb - $6.5 million*
C.C. Sabathia - $15.285
Roy Oswalt - $14.00
John Lackey - $10.00
Dan Haren - $7.5*
Felix Hernandez - $3.8*
Jake Peavy - $11.0
Carlos Zambrano - $18.75
Mark Buehrle - $14.00
Josh Beckett - $11.166*
Cliff Lee - $5.75*
Andy Pettitte - $10.5
Derek Lowe - $15.0
A.J. Burnett - $16.5
Aaron Harang - $14.0
Javier Vazquez - $11.5
Bronson Arroyo - $10.125*
Jon Garland - $8.75
Kevin Millwood - $12.868
Doug Davis - $8.75*
Barry Zito - $18.5
Joe Blanton - $5.475*
Jose Contreras - $10.0
Brad Penny - $7.5 base (Blanton wouldve made $9.5 mil with IP bonuses)
Justin Verlander - $3.675*
Scott Kazmir - $6.8*
Aaron Cook - $9.375
Greg Maddux - Retired
Tim Hudson - $15.5
Kyle Lohse - $7.437
Ted Lilly - $13.00
Jarrod Washburn - $9.850
Gil Meche - $11.40
Matt Cain - $2.65*
Tim Wakefield - $4.0

Consider:

Here is how Blanton's numbers stack up with starting pitchers who have signed free agent contracts over the last two offseasons. There are four sets of stats: Contract terms, Performance in the year before the new contract, Performance over the three years prior, Performance over the five years prior.

Lackey: 5/82.5
Marquis: 2/15.0
Pettitte: 1/11.75
Pavano: 1/7.0
Penny: 1/7.5 + incentives
Harden: 1/7.5 + incentives
Wolf: 3/29.75
Lohse: 4/41
Garland: 1/7.25
Dempster: 4/52.0
Lowe: 4/60.0

Year prior:

Lackey: 11-8, 27 G, 176.1 IP, 3.83 ERA, 118 ERA+, 1.270 WHIP, 7.1 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, .717 OPS
Pettitte: 14-8, 32 G, 194.2 IP, 4.16 ERA, 103 ERA+, 1.382 WHIP, 6.8 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, .722 OPS
Wolf: 11-7, 34 G, 214.1 IP, 3.23 ERA, 122 ERA+, 1.101 WHIP, 6.7 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, .660 OPS
Marquis: 15-13, 33 G, 216.0 IP, 4.04 ERA, 113 ERA+, 1.380 WHIP, 4.8 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, .724 OPS
Harden: 9-9, 26 G, 141.0 IP, 4.09 ERA, 110 ERA+, 1.340 WHIP, 10.9 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, .734 OPS
Penny: 11-9, 30 G, 173.1 IP, 4.88 ERA, 94 ERA+, 1.396 WHIP, 5.7 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, .783 OPS
Pavano: 14-12, 33 G, 199.1 IP, 5.10 ERA, 84 ERA+, 1.375 WHIP, 6.6 K/9, 1.8 BB/9, .795

Blanton: 12-8, 31 G, 195.1 IP, 4.05 ERA, 105 ERA+, 1.316 WHIP, 7.5 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, .759 OPS

Lohse: 15-6, 33 G, 200.0 IP, 3.78 ERA, 113 ERA+, 1.300 WHIP, 5.4 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, .734 OPS
Demptster: 17-6, 33 G, 206.2 IP, 2.96 ERA, 155 ERA+, 1.210 WHIP, 8.1 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, .642 OPS
Garland: 14-8, 32 G, 196.2 IP, 4.90 ERA, 91 ERA+, 1.505 WHIP, 4.1 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, .819 OPS
Lowe: 14-11, 34 G, 211.0 IP, 3.24 ERA, 147 ERA+, 1.133 WHIP, 6.3 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, .637 OPS
Bedard: 6-4, 15 G, 81.0 IP, 3.67 ERA, 115 ERA+, 1.321 WHIP, 8.0 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, .627 OPS
Perez: 15-10, 29 G, 177.0 IP, 3.56 ERA, 121 ERA+, 1.311 WHIP, 8.8 K/9, 4.0 BB/9, .696 OPS

Three years prior
Lackey: 42-22, 84 G, 563.2 IP, 3.48 ERA, 129 ERA+, 1.235 WHIP, 7.2 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, .712 OPS
Pettitte: 43-31, 101 G, 614.0 IP, 4.25 ERA, 104 ERA+, 1.407 WHIP, 6.6 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, .745 OPS
Wolf: 32-25, 85 G, 507.1 IP, 3.94 ERA, 103 ERA+, 1.275 WHIP, 7.4 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, .714 OPS
Marquis: 38-31, 96 G, 574.2 IP, 4.37 ERA, 105 ERA+, 1.403 WHIP, 4.9 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, .737 OPS
Harden: 20-13, 58 G, 314.2 IP, 3.00 ERA, 147 ERA+, 1.192 WHIP, 10.8 K/9, 4.0 BB/9, .644 OPS
Penny: 33-22, 82 G, 476.0 IP, 4.35 ERA, 102 ERA+, 1.403 WHIP, 5.6 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, .754 OPS
Pavano: 19-14, 42 G, 245.0 IP, 5.18 ERA, 83 ERA+, 1.384 WHIP, 6.1 K/9, 1.9 BB/9 .798

Blanton: 35-30, 98 G, 623.0 IP, 4.22 ERA, 100 ERA+, 1.307 WHIP, 6.0 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, .729 OPS

Lohse: 29-28, 101 G, 519.1 IP, 4.59 ERA, 97 ERA+, 1.383 WHIP, 5.9 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, .771 OPS
Dempster: 20-22, 173 G, 348.1 IP, 3.69 ERA, 125 ERA+, 1.298 WHIP, 8.0 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, .672 OPS
Garland: 42-28, 97 G, 616.1 IP, 4.54 ERA, 102 ERA+, 1.395 WHIP, 4.4 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, .779 OPS
Lowe: 42-33, 102 G, 628.1 IP, 3.58 ERA, 122 ERA+, 1.222 WHIP, 6.0 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, .666 OPS

Blanton: 35-30, 98 G, 623.0 IP, 4.22 ERA, 100 ERA+, 1.307 WHIP, 6.0 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, .729 OPS
Bedard: 34-20, 76 G, 459.1 IP, 3.51 ERA, 129 ERA+, 1.241 WHIP, 9.1 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, .637 OPS
Perez: 25-28, 71 G, 392.2 IP, 5.02 ERA, 86 ERA+, 1.531 WHIP, 8.5 K/9, 5.0 BB/9, .793 OPS

Five years prior
Lackey: 69-38, 150 G, 990.1 IP, 3.49 ERA, 128 ERA+, 1.262 WHIP, 7.6 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, .698 OPS
Pettitte: 74-53, 170 G, 1050.2 IP, 3.85 ERA, 114 ERA+, 1.333 WHIP, 6.8 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, .729 OPS
Wolf: 42-29, 110 G, 644.0 IP, 4.14 ERA, 100 ERA+, 1.329 WHIP, 7.3 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, .748 OPS
Marquis: 65-61, 162 G, 976.0 IP, 4.65 ERA, 97+, 1.411 WHIP, 4.7 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, .768 OPS
Harden: 34-18, 89 G, 489.1 IP, 3.00 ERA, 147 ERA+, 1.161 WHIP, 10.1 K/9, 3.8 BB/9, .621 OPS
Penny: 56-40, 145 G, 840.1 IP, 4.25 ERA, 103 ERA+, 1.373 WHIP, 6.1 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, .752 OPS
Pavano: 41-28, 90 G, 567.1 IP, 4.25 ERA, 99 ERA+, 1.317 WHIP, 5.7 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, .766

Blanton: 63-54, 163 G, 1018.2 IP, 4.20 ERA, 102 ERA+, 1.333 WHIP, 5.6 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, .737 OPS

Lohse: 47-54, 167 G, 892.0 IP, 4.67 ERA, 97 ERA+, 1.445 WHIP, 5.4 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, .792 OPS
Dempster: 26-26, 259 G, 461.0 IP, 3.59 ERA, 127 ERA+, 1.330 WHIP, 8.1 K/9, 4.0 BB/9, .669 OPS
Garland: 72-49, 163 G, 1,054.1 IP, 4.40 ERA, 105 ERA+, 1.345 WHIP, 4.5 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, .764 OPS
Lowe: 68-60, 170 G, 1,033.9 IP, 3.91 ERA, 112 ERA+, 1.298 WHIP, 5.8 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, .700 OPS
Bedard: 46-38, 127 G, 738.1 IP, 3.80 ERA, 118 ERA+, 1.335 WHIP, 8.7 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, .666 OPS
Perez: 41-48, 125 G, 715.1 IP, 4.54 ERA, 94 ERA+, 1.444 WHIP, 9.5 K/9, 4.7 BB/9, .764 OPS

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