Roy Halladay is Baseball’s Most Efficient Pitcher
I’ll be honest with you. Due to my disappointment with the Blue Jays lack of off-season activity I was originally going to write a “save Doc for 2010”, with my supporting proof namely being Roy Halladay’s high number of innings pitched over the past three seasons (220, 225, 246).
I then looked into his total number of pitches and came to the conclusion that Doc is the games most efficient pitcher.
I ran a simple calculation, dividing a season’s total pitches into innings pitched (minimum of 200). Within the top 20 seasonal results Halladay places 2nd (2006), 8th (2008) and 19th (2007).
I guess I’ll change my tune. Roy can take care of himself.
* On a side note it’s nice to see Pirates recently re-signed Paul Maholm’s 2008 season come in 15th. Former Jay David Bush cracks the list at #7 during his stellar 2006 season.