New York Mets Jacob deGrom both effective and a fantasy superstar

In fantasy baseball we want starting pitchers who do not allow runs and get a lot of strikeouts. We also want them to pitch as many innings as possible and pick up a win every now and then. To determine which starting pitchers who have been effective but still put up strikeouts we looked at pitches per inning and strikeout percentage.

On May 3 we looked at pitchers who at least pitched 30 innings and looked at how many pitches per inning they needed, and also compared K%. The assumption is if you you get many strikeouts you also use a lot of pitches to get outs. The results show how great New York Mets Jacob deGrom has been so far in the 2021 season. He leads all qualified starting pitchers with 13.5 pitches per inning, but he also leads all with a K% of 48%. The combination to lead both categories is truly amazing and only shows how good deGrom really is. Of course, it is a small sample size and in the long run it might be tough to keep up these numbers.

May 3, 2021 – Pitches/IP and K% among SP with minimum 30 IP

Chicago White Sox Lucas Giolito was drafted as an ace but has struggled to start the season. He is last with 18.1 pitches per inning. He will probably bounce back, but it shows he has a tough time to get through the innings. In the top 3 we find Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw 13.8 P/IP (2nd) nd Cleveland Indians Aaron Civale 14 (3rd).

The top 3 in K% is Jacob deGrom (48), New York Yankees Gerrit Cole (44.3) and Cleveland Indians Shane Bieber (39.5).

1Jacob deGrom13,548
2Clayton Kershaw13,826
3Aaron Civale14,020,5
4Julio Urias14,028,8
5Zach Eflin14,221,7
6Anthony DeSclafani14,223,4
7Matthew Boyd14,217,3
8Carlos Martinez14,413,5
9Kevin Gausman14,625,8
10Aaron Nola14,825,8
11Kyle Gibson14,820
12Sandy Alcantara14,824,7
13Brandon Woodruff15,030,1
14Shane Bieber15,039,5
15Walker Buehler15,025,4
16Zack Greinke15,018,4
17Max Scherzer15,132
18Trevor Rogers15,133,8
19Yusei Kikuchi15,121,8
20Dylan Bundy15,227
21Tyler Glasnow15,239,2
22Yu Darvish15,232,9
23Dallas Keuchel15,312,2
24John Means15,427,3
25Jose Urena15,418,9
26Pablo Lopez15,524,8
27Trevor Bauer15,534,5
28Joe Musgrove15,635,6
29Nathan Eovaldi15,622,4
30Zack Wheeler15,726,6
31Ryan Yarbrough15,818,1
32Gerrit Cole15,944,3
33Zach Plesac16,017,9
34Jon Gray16,020,8
35Charlie Morton16,127,5
36Danny Duffy16,128,8
37Chris Bassitt16,124,2
38Jose Berrios16,133,1
39Mike Foltynewicz16,122,3
40Bruce Zimmermann16,216,2
41Jake Arrieta16,420,7
42Jose Urquidy16,419,4
43Merrill Kelly16,516,6
44Matt Harvey16,616,4
45Ian Anderson16,726,1
46Sean Manaea16,823,7
47German Marquez17,023,1
48Jack Flaherty17,425,9
49Tyler Mahle17,832,8
50Madison Bumgarner17,825
51Lucas Giolito18,130,6

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