2016 MLB FREE AGENCY PREVIEW: Pitchers

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale)

The 2015 MLB season may have just ended, but free agency is about to begin. Here’s a quick look at the top pitchers available, with their 2015 statistics, and statistics over the last three seasons.

Starting Pitchers

David Price – 30

2015: 32 Games Started, 220 Innings Pitched, 2.45 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 9.19 K/9, 1.92 BB/9, 0.69 HR/9, 6.4 WAR

2013-2015: 93 GS, 655 IP, 3.01 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 8.89 K/9, 1.54 BB/9, 0.8 HR/9 16.9 WAR

Zack Greinke – 32

2015: 32 GS, 222 IP, 1.66 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 8.08 K/9, 1.62 BB/9 0.57 HR/9, 5.9 WAR

2013-2015: 92 GS, 602 IP, 2.30 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 8.29 K/9, 1.93 BB/9, 0.69 HR/9, 13.6 WAR

Johnny Cueto – 29

2015: 32 GS, 212 IP, 3.44 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 7.47 K/9, 1.95 BB/9, 0.89 HR/9, 4.1 WAR

2013-2015: 77 GS, 516 IP, 2.81 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 8.17 K/9, 2.25 BB/9, 0.87 HR/9, 9.5 WAR

Jordan Zimmerman – 29

2015: 33 GS, 201 IP, 3.66 ERA, 1.2 WHIP, 7.31 K/9, 1.74 BB/9, 1.07 HR/9, 3.0 WAR

2013-2015: 97 GS, 614 IP, 3.19 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 7.42 K/9, 1.58 BB/9, 0.82 HR/9, 12.0 WAR

John Lackey – 37

2015: 33 GS, 218 IP, 2.77 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 7.22 K/9, 2.19 BB/9, 0.87 HR/9, 3.6 WAR

2013-2015: 93 GS, 605 IP, 3.35 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 7.43 K/9, 2.08 BB/9, 1.06 HR/9, 8.4 WAR

Wei-Yin Chen – 30

2015: 31 GS, 191 IP, 3.34 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 7.2 K/9, 1.93 BB/9, 1.32 HR/9, 2.8 WAR

2013-2015: 85 GS, 514 IP, 3.61 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 6.88 K/9, 2.01 BB/9, 1.19 HR/9, 7.2 WAR

Scott Kazmir – 31

2015: 31 GS, 183 IP, 3.10 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 7.62 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 0.98 HR/9, 2.4 WAR

2013-2015: 92 GS, 531 IP, 3.54 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 8.15 K/9, 2.64 BB/9, 0.93 HR/9, 8.2 WAR

Jeff Samardzija – 30

2015: 32 GS, 214 IP, 4.96 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 6.86 K/9, 2.06 BB/9, 1.22 HR/9, 2.7 WAR

2013-2015: 98 GS, 647 IP, 4.09 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 8.05 K/9, 2.36 BB/9, 1.03 HR/9, 9.5 WAR

Hisashi Iwakuma – 34

2015: 20 GS, 129 IP, 3.54 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 7.7 K/9, 1.46 BB/9, 1.25 HR/9, 1.8 WAR

2013-2015: 81 GS, 528 IP, 3.17 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 7.67 K/9, 1.43 BB/9, 1.07 HR/9, 8.6 WAR

Mike Leake – 27

2015: 30 GS, 192 IP, 3.70 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 5.58 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, 1.03 HR/9, 1.7 WAR

2013-2015: 94 GS, 598 IP, 3.59 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 6.09 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 0.99 HR/9, 6 WAR

Yovani Gallardo – 29

2015: 33 GS, 184 IP, 3.42 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 5.91 K/9, 3.32 BB/9, 0.73 HR/9, 2.5 WAR

2013-2015: 96 GS, 557 IP, 3.70 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 6.64 K/9, 3.04 BB/9, 0.87 HR/9 6.7 WAR

Mat Latos – 27

2015: 21 GS, 116 IP, 4.95 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 7.74 K/9, 2.48 BB/9, 1.01 HR/9, 1.5 WAR

2013-2015: 69 GS, 429 IP, 3.67 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 7.57 K/9, 2.43 BB/9, 0.75 HR/9, 8.1 WAR

JA Happ – 33

2015: 31 GS, 172 IP, 3.61 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 7.9 K/9, 2.35 BB/9, 0.84 HR/9, 3.3 WAR

2013-2015: 75 GS, 422 IP, 4.05 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 7.69 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 1.02 HR/9, 5.4 WAR

Marco Estrada – 32

2015: 28 GS, 181 IP, 3.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 6.51 K/9, 2.73 BB/9, 1.19 HR/9, 1.8 WAR

2013-2015: 67 GS, 459 IP, 3.74 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 7.36 K/9, 2.51 BB/9, 1.41 HR/9, 3.6 WAR

Doug Fister – 31

2015: 15 GS, 103 IP 4.19 ERA 1.40 WHIP 5.5 K/9, 2.1 BB/9, 1.22 HR/9, 0.2 WAR

2013-2015: 72 GS, 475 IP, 3.35 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 6.05 K/9,1.74 BB/9, 0.87 HR/9, 5.8 WAR

Brett Anderson – 27

2015: 31 GS, 180 IP, 3.69 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 5.79 K/9 2.3 BB/9, 0.9 HR/9, 1.7 WAR

2013-2015: 44 GS, 268 IP, 3.96 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 6.4 K/9, 2.68 BB/9, 0.8 HR/9, 3.0 WAR

Bartolo Colon – 42

2015: 31 GS, 194 IP, 4.16 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 6.24 K/9, 1.11 BB/9, 1.16 HR/9, 2.6 WAR

2013-2015: 92 GS, 587 IP, 3.65 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 6.19 K/9, 1.27 BB/9, 0.93 HR/9,  9.2 WAR

Ian Kennedy – 30

2015: 30 GS, 168 IP, 4.28 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 9.3 K/9, 2.78 BB/9, 1.66 HR/9, 0.8 WAR

2013-2015: 94 GS, 550 IP, 4.25 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 8.89 K/9, 3.19 BB/9, 1.21 HR/9, 4.9 WAR

Colby Lewis – 36

2015: 33 GS, 204 IP, 4.66 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 6.24 K/9, 1.85 BB/9, 1.14 HR/9, 2.6 WAR

2013-2015: 62 GS, 375 IP 4.90 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 6.6 K/9, 2.16 BB/9, 1.22 HR/9, 3.7 WAR

Rich Hill – 35

2015: 4 GS, 29 IP, 1.55 ERA, 0.66 WHIP, 11.17 K/9, 0.15 BB/9, 0.62 HR/9, 1.1 WAR

2013-2015: 4 GS, 73 IP, 4.19 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 11.84 K/9, 4.93 BB/9, 0.62 HR/9, 1.3 WAR

Mike Pelfrey – 31

2015: 30 GS, 164 IP, 4.26 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 4.70 K/9, 2.46 BB/0, 0.6 HR/9, 2.0 WAR

2013-2015: 64 GS, 341 IP, 4.94 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 5.2 K/9, 3.06 BB/9, 0.77 HR/9, 3.4 WAR

Mark Buehrle – 36

2015: 32 GS, 198 IP, 3.81 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 4.12 K/9, 1.49 BB/9, 1.0 HR/9, 2.1 WAR

2013-2015: 97 GS, 604 IP, 3.78 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 5.2 K/9, 1.94 BB/9, 0.91 HR/9, 7.5 WAR

Tim Lincecum – 31

2015: 15 GS, 76 IP, 4.13 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 7.07 K/9, 4.48 BB/9, 0.83 HR/9, 0.3 WAR

2013-2015: 73 GS, 429 IP, 4.46 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 8.1 K9, 3.7 BB/9, 0.98 HR/9, 2.1 WAR

Dillon Gee – 29

2015: 7 GS, 39 IP, 5.90 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 5.67 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 1.13 HR/9, 0.3 WAR

2013-2015: 61 GS, 376 IP, 4.00 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 6.25 K/9, 2.42 BB/9, 1.12 HR/9, 2.6 WAR

Aaron Harang – 37

2015: 29 GS, 172 IP, 4.86 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 4.64 K/9, 2.66 BB/9, 1.36 HR/9, 0.8 WAR

2013-2015: 88 GS, 520 IP, 4.50 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 6.61 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 1.16 HR/9, 3.5 WAR

Brandon Morrow – 31

2015: 5 GS,33 IP, 2.73 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 6.27 K/9, 1.19 BB/9, 0.82 HR/9, 0.5 WAR

2013-2015: 21 GS, 120 IP, 4.85 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 7.09 K/9, 3.21 BB/9, 1.27 HR/9, 0.6 WAR

Cliff Lee – 37

2015: DNP

2013-2015: 44 GS, 304 IP, 3.08 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 8.7 K/9, 1.3 BB/9, 0.86 HR/9, 7.3 WAR

 

Left Handed Relief Pitchers

Antonio Bastardo – 30

2015: 66 Games, 57 Innings Pitched, 10 Saves + Holds, 1 Blown Saves, 2.98 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 10.05 K/9, 4.08 BB/9, 0.63 HR/9, 0.6 WAR
2013-2015: 181 G, 164 IP, 38 S+H, 6 BS, 3.18 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 10.54 K/9, 4.45 BB/9, 0.55 HR/9, 2.0 WAR

Tony Sipp – 32

2015: 60 G, 54 IP, 13 S+H, 3 BS, 1.99 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 10.27 K/9, 2.48 BB/9, 0.83 HR/9, 1.0 WAR
2013-2015: 172 G, 142 IP, 31 S+H, 7 BS, 3.22 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 10.54 K/9, 3.41 BB/9, 1.01 HR/9, 1.7 WAR

Matt Thornton – 39

2015: 60 G, 41 IP, 18 S+H, 1 BS, 2.18 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 5.01 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, 0.44 HR/9, 0.4 WAR
2013-2015: 184 G, 120 IP, 55 S+H, 6 BS, 2.61 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 6.04 K/9, 2.54 BB/9, 0.45 HR/9, 1.1 WAR

Right Handed Relief Pitchers

Darren O’Day – 33

2015: 68 G, 65 IP, 24 S+H, 5 BS, 1.52 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 11.3 K/9, 1.93 BB/9, 0.69 HR/9, 1.8 WAR
2013-2015: 204 G, 196 IP, 75 S+H, 13 BS, 1.79 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 9.83 K/9, 2.20 BB/9, 0.83 HR/9, 3.4 WAR

Ryan Madson – 35

2015: 68 G, 63 IP, 23 S+H, 2 BS, 2.13 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 8.24 K/9, 1.99 BB/9, 0.71 HR/9, 0.9 WAR
2013-2015: 68 G, 63 IP, 23 S+H, 2 BS, 2.13 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 8.24 K/9, 1.99 BB/9, 0.71 HR/9, 0.9 WAR

Brad Ziegler – 36

2015: 66 G, 68 IP, 34 S+H, 2 BS, 1.85 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 4.76 K/9, 2.25 BB/9, 0.40 HR/9, 0.6 WAR
2013-2015: 212 G, 208 IP, 88 S+H, 12 BS, 2.51 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 5.80 K/9, 2.73 BB/9, 0.48 HR/9, 1.2 WAR

Shawn Kelly – 31

2015: 53 G, 51 IP, 7 S+H, 0 BS, 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 11.05 K/9, 2.63 BB/9, 0.7 HR/9, 1.0 WAR
2013-2015: 169 G, 156 IP, 34 S+H, 4 BS, 3.80 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 11.57 K/9, 3.34 BB/9, 0.98 HR/9, 2.3 WAR

Tyler Clippard – 30

2015: 69 G, 71 IP, 27 S+H, 6 BS, 2.92 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 8.11 K/9, 3.93 BB/9, 1.01 HR/9, 0.2 WAR
2013-2015: 216 G, 212 IP, 101 S+H, 15 BS, 2.50 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 9.28 K/9, 3.31 BB/9, 0.93 HR/9, 2.1 WAR

 

Mark Lowe – 32

2015: 57 G, 55 IP, 18 S+H, 4 BS, 1.96 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 9.98 K/9, 1.96 BB/9, 0.65 HR/9, 1.2 WAR
2013-2015: 75 G, 73 IP, 19 S+H, 4 BS, 3.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 9.04 K/9, 3.54 BB/9, 0.86 HR/9, 0.6 WAR

Matt Albers – 32

2015: 30 G, 37 IP, 6 S+H, 0 BS, 1.21 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 6.75 K/9, 2.17 BB/9, 0.72 HR/9, 0.4 WAR
2013-2015: 94 G, 110 IP, 10 S+H, 1 BS, 2.28 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 5.79 K/9, 2.85 BB/9, 0.41 HR/9, 0.9 WAR

Joakim Soria – 31

2015: 72 G, 67 IP, 35 S+H, 6 BS, 2.53 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 8.51 K/9, 2.53 BB/9, 1.06 HR/9, 0.4 WAR
2013-2015: 146 G, 135 IP, 60 S+H, 8 BS, 2.99 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 9.29 K/9, 2.59 BB/9, 0.8 HR/9, 2.0 WAR

Ryan Webb – 29

2015: 40 G, 50 IP, 0 S+H, 0 BS, 3.20 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 5.51 K/9, 2.13 BB/9, 0.71 HR/9, 0.1 WAR
2013-2015: 157 G, 180 IP, 15 S+H, 3 BS, 3.24 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 6.09 K/9, 2.55 BB/9, 0.55 HR/9 1.2 WAR

Jim Johnson – 32

2015: 72 G, 66 IP, 35 S+H, 7 BS, 4.46 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 6.75 K/9, 2.70 BB/9, 0.68 HR/9, 0.3 WAR
2013-2015: 200 G, 190 IP, 89 S+H, 17 BS, 4.64 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 7.0 K/9, 3.45 BB/9, 0.71 HR/9, 0.4 WAR

Fernando Rodney – 38

2015: 68 G, 62 IP, 25 S+H, 7 BS, 4.74 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 8.33 K/9, 4.16 BB/9, 1.29 HR/9, -0.7 WAR
2013-2015: 205 G, 195 IP, 110 S+H, 18 BS, 3.63 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 9.94 K/9, 4.28 BB/9, 0.69 HR/9, 1.7 WAR

Joel Peralta – 39

2015: 33 G, 29 IP, 6 S+H, 0 BS, 4.34 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 7.45 K/9, 2.48 BB/9, 1.86 HR/9, -0.3 WAR
2013-2015: 182 G, 163 IP, 67 S+H, 9 BS, 3.96 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 9.46 K/9, 3.13 BB/9, 1.21 HR/9, 0.9 WAR

Edward Mujica – 31

2015: 49 G, 47 IP, 5 S+H, 4 BS, 4.75 ERA, 1.2 WHIP, 5.70 K/9, 1.33 BB/9, 1.90 HR/9, -0.5 WAR
2013-2015: 178 G, 172 IP, 58 S+H, 9 BS, 3.72 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 6.23 K/9, 1.36 BB/9, 1.31 HR/9, -0.2 WAR

Joe Nathan – 40

2015: 1 G, 0.1 IP, 0 S+H, 0 BS, 0 ERA, 0 WHIP, 27.0 K/9, 0 BB/9, 0 HR/9, 0 WAR
2013-2015: 130 G, 123 IP, 79 S+H, 10 BS, 3.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 9.37 K/9, 3.73 BB/9, 0.51 HR/9, 2.4 WAR

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