Pitcher Dominance Rating – Playoff Edition

By August 27, 2014 MLB No Comments
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Analysis by Josh Collacchi

As fantasy baseball players, we always look for the next thing. Everyone knows about pitching ERA, and WHIP, and wins, strikeouts and even quality starts for those in custom leagues.

Some advanced players even know a lot about BABIP (batting average per balls in play), ground ball rate, fly ball rate, line drive rate, xFIP and many other pitching sabermetrics that can help us make informed decisions.

Introducing Pitcher Dominance Rating, or PDR is a ProjectRoto exclusive. What this shows you is how well is a pitcher really pitching. It takes into account all kinds of numbers, some that we can, but some that we cannot share with you, yet the outcome shows some interesting facts. Add this number to your research when preparing for daily fantasy, seasonal fantasy, and even dynasty fantasy leagues.

Stay tuned for an updated chart each and every week, exclusively on ProjectRoto.

As you can see, BABIP, LD%, GB%, and FB% have been added for your convenience (thanks to FanGraphs.com for those numbers).

Without further ado, this weeks’ PDR. Remember to use this while doing research for your daily leagues, seasonal leagues, and even dynasty leagues.

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Pitcher Team BABIP LD% GB% FB% PDR Difference from Average
Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 0.274 16.70% 54.60% 28.70% 0.344 0.208
Felix Hernandez Mariners 0.262 17.80% 56.40% 25.80% 0.292 0.156
Chris Sale White Sox 0.274 18.10% 41.50% 40.40% 0.290 0.154
Johnny Cueto Reds 0.232 18.10% 47.80% 34.00% 0.268 0.132
David Price Tigers 0.285 20.00% 41.10% 38.90% 0.254 0.118
Corey Kluber Indians 0.305 19.20% 49.20% 31.60% 0.221 0.085
Masahiro Tanaka Yankees 0.286 23.80% 45.90% 30.20% 0.205 0.069
Hisashi Iwakuma Mariners 0.278 20.70% 50.00% 29.30% 0.201 0.065
Max Scherzer Tigers 0.311 21.20% 37.30% 41.40% 0.193 0.057
Garrett Richards Angels 0.264 21.10% 50.90% 28.00% 0.192 0.056
Madison Bumgarner Giants 0.305 20.20% 46.20% 33.70% 0.190 0.054
Julio Teheran Braves 0.268 20.30% 34.90% 44.80% 0.186 0.050
Scott Kazmir Athletics 0.278 18.60% 45.20% 36.20% 0.184 0.048
Jon Lester Athletics 0.304 21.30% 42.80% 35.90% 0.181 0.045
Jeff Samardzija Athletics 0.287 20.10% 49.50% 30.40% 0.172 0.036
Tyson Ross Padres 0.281 20.20% 57.40% 22.40% 0.168 0.032
Zack Greinke Dodgers 0.314 22.60% 49.00% 28.40% 0.165 0.029
Stephen Strasburg Nationals 0.328 23.40% 45.20% 31.40% 0.162 0.026
Jorge de la Rosa Rockies 0.261 16.90% 51.50% 31.60% 0.161 0.025
Matt Garza Brewers 0.255 18.70% 44.20% 37.10% 0.160 0.024
Tanner Roark Nationals 0.265 20.00% 43.50% 36.50% 0.159 0.023
Chris Young Mariners 0.232 17.90% 23.30% 58.80% 0.158 0.022
Yu Darvish Rangers 0.334 22.80% 36.30% 40.90% 0.158 0.022
Tom Koehler Marlins 0.279 16.30% 44.30% 39.40% 0.157 0.021
Jered Weaver Angels 0.270 18.70% 32.10% 49.10% 0.153 0.017
Cole Hamels Phillies 0.298 21.90% 46.90% 31.30% 0.151 0.015
Jake Odorizzi Rays 0.312 21.60% 31.40% 46.90% 0.150 0.014
Dallas Keuchel Astros 0.305 17.40% 62.30% 20.30% 0.148 0.012
Sonny Gray Athletics 0.278 19.60% 54.70% 25.70% 0.144 0.008
Kyle Lohse Brewers 0.278 19.60% 40.70% 39.70% 0.144 0.008
Hyun-Jin Ryu Dodgers 0.311 21.20% 47.30% 31.50% 0.144 0.008
Dan Haren Dodgers 0.289 19.70% 42.30% 38.10% 0.144 0.008
Drew Hutchison Blue Jays 0.296 19.30% 35.90% 44.80% 0.144 0.008
Vidal Nuno Diamondbacks 0.279 19.60% 37.40% 43.10% 0.141 0.005
Drew Smyly Rays 0.292 20.40% 36.90% 42.70% 0.141 0.005
Bartolo Colon Mets 0.297 22.00% 38.70% 39.30% 0.140 0.004
Jason Hammel Athletics 0.285 22.10% 41.20% 36.80% 0.139 0.003
Homer Bailey Reds 0.286 20.50% 50.60% 28.90% 0.139 0.003
Yovani Gallardo Brewers 0.290 19.30% 52.20% 28.50% 0.136 0.000
Wily Peralta Brewers 0.285 18.60% 54.30% 27.10% 0.134 -0.002
Mike Leake Reds 0.299 19.70% 54.40% 25.90% 0.134 -0.002
Ian Kennedy Padres 0.320 21.70% 41.20% 37.10% 0.133 -0.003
Zack Wheeler Mets 0.302 19.30% 52.90% 27.90% 0.133 -0.003
Lance Lynn Cardinals 0.297 20.00% 46.00% 34.00% 0.132 -0.004
Wade Miley Diamondbacks 0.301 20.60% 50.10% 29.30% 0.131 -0.005
James Shields Royals 0.307 20.00% 46.00% 34.00% 0.131 -0.005
Edinson Volquez Pirates 0.273 17.20% 50.00% 32.80% 0.129 -0.007
Adam Wainwright Cardinals 0.268 24.20% 44.70% 31.10% 0.129 -0.007
Roenis Elias Mariners 0.285 21.10% 43.90% 35.10% 0.126 -0.010
Jordan Zimmermann Nationals 0.313 24.20% 42.30% 33.50% 0.125 -0.011
John Lackey Cardinals 0.298 21.90% 45.10% 33.10% 0.123 -0.013
Chris Tillman Orioles 0.255 20.50% 41.50% 38.00% 0.123 -0.013
Bud Norris Orioles 0.286 20.50% 42.60% 36.90% 0.122 -0.014
Phil Hughes Twins 0.339 23.80% 36.80% 39.40% 0.120 -0.016
Hiroki Kuroda Yankees 0.281 20.90% 46.70% 32.40% 0.120 -0.016
R.A. Dickey Blue Jays 0.281 21.10% 42.10% 36.80% 0.117 -0.019
Yordano Ventura Royals 0.288 21.10% 47.70% 31.20% 0.116 -0.020
Wei-Yin Chen Orioles 0.296 23.00% 40.90% 36.10% 0.115 -0.021
Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.287 20.60% 37.40% 42.10% 0.114 -0.022
Alfredo Simon Reds 0.259 21.30% 48.30% 30.40% 0.114 -0.022
Rick Porcello Tigers 0.276 21.80% 49.40% 28.80% 0.109 -0.027
Jesse Chavez Athletics 0.303 22.70% 42.80% 34.50% 0.109 -0.027
Tim Hudson Giants 0.289 21.00% 53.60% 25.40% 0.108 -0.028
Brandon McCarthy Yankees 0.337 22.90% 54.20% 22.90% 0.106 -0.030
Jose Quintana White Sox 0.306 22.70% 45.20% 32.10% 0.106 -0.030
Nathan Eovaldi Marlins 0.302 21.20% 44.10% 34.80% 0.103 -0.033
Jeremy Guthrie Royals 0.293 20.00% 41.90% 38.00% 0.099 -0.037
Jake Peavy Giants 0.301 20.50% 38.20% 41.40% 0.098 -0.038
Jason Vargas Royals 0.289 21.90% 39.00% 39.00% 0.097 -0.039
Roberto Hernandez Dodgers 0.259 18.80% 50.90% 30.20% 0.096 -0.040
A.J. Burnett Phillies 0.297 21.10% 50.20% 28.70% 0.096 -0.040
Ervin Santana Braves 0.316 23.80% 44.80% 31.30% 0.096 -0.040
Henderson Alvarez Marlins 0.303 21.20% 54.90% 23.90% 0.092 -0.044
Charlie Morton Pirates 0.293 21.60% 55.60% 22.80% 0.092 -0.044
Hector Noesi White Sox 0.293 20.80% 37.50% 41.70% 0.091 -0.045
Chris Archer Rays 0.305 23.50% 47.80% 28.70% 0.091 -0.045
Kyle Gibson Twins 0.283 19.20% 53.70% 27.10% 0.090 -0.046
Jon Niese Mets 0.298 21.50% 50.00% 28.50% 0.089 -0.047
Shelby Miller Cardinals 0.267 19.70% 39.80% 40.50% 0.088 -0.048
Justin Verlander Tigers 0.314 19.10% 40.50% 40.50% 0.087 -0.049
Ryan Vogelsong Giants 0.299 23.90% 37.40% 38.70% 0.086 -0.050
Eric Stults Padres 0.293 20.70% 42.70% 36.50% 0.085 -0.051
John Danks White Sox 0.294 18.90% 41.00% 40.10% 0.078 -0.058
C.J. Wilson Angels 0.306 21.50% 49.40% 29.10% 0.078 -0.058
Tim Lincecum Giants 0.303 22.80% 47.80% 29.40% 0.077 -0.059
Jarred Cosart Marlins 0.289 18.60% 55.30% 26.10% 0.075 -0.061
Kyle Kendrick Phillies 0.290 20.80% 43.10% 36.10% 0.073 -0.063
Clay Buchholz Red Sox 0.327 19.80% 46.20% 34.00% 0.070 -0.066
Kevin Correia Dodgers 0.315 19.20% 42.20% 38.60% 0.054 -0.082
Aaron Harang Braves 0.314 22.50% 40.50% 37.00% 0.049 -0.087
Travis Wood Cubs 0.320 22.70% 35.20% 42.10% 0.041 -0.095
Mark Buehrle Blue Jays 0.319 22.90% 42.60% 34.50% 0.029 -0.107
Scott Feldman Astros 0.307 23.10% 45.20% 31.70% 0.026 -0.110
Edwin Jackson Cubs 0.352 25.90% 39.80% 34.40% -0.011 -0.147
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