MLB Predictions for May 12, 2013

 

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In 2013: – SU (%)

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MLB Predictions for May 12, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Brewers 55% 4 +145
Reds 45% 3 -165
Pirates 35% 3 +180
Mets 65% 4 -200
Cubs 44% 3 +160
Nationals 56% 5 -180
Rockies 38% 2 +150
Cardinals 62% 4 -160
Braves 52% 4 -108
Giants 48% 3 -102
Marlins 42% 3 +150
Dodgers 58% 5 -160
Phillies 45% 3 +100
Diamondbacks 55% 4 -120
Indians 48% 4 +120
Tigers 52% 5 -140
Blue Jays 38% 3 +170
Red Sox 62% 5 -200
Yankees 44% 4 +110
Royals 56% 5 -120
Orioles 41% 4 -110
Twins 59% 5 -110
Rangers 60% 5 -160
Astros 40% 3 +150
A’s 49% 3 -115
Mariners 51% 4 +105
Angels 46% 3 +106
White Sox 54% 4 -116
Padres 45% 2 +135
Rays 55% 3 -145

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Website:  Facebook.com/marlenavictoria7
Hometown:  Pittsburgh
Favorite Sport:  Football and Baseball
Favorite Sports Team: Steelers and Pirates

Our FREE MLB Picks for May 12, 2013:

-Texas Rangers over Houston Astros

-Boston Red Sox over Toronto Blue Jays

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MLB Predictions for May 11, 2013

 

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Yesterday: – SU (%)
In 2013: – SU (%)

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MLB Predictions for May 11, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Pirates 46% 3 +112
Mets 54% 4 -122
Rockies 37% 2 +172
Cardinals 63% 4 -182
Cubs 40% 3 +195
Nationals 60% 5 -210
Braves 41% 3 +121
Giants 59% 4 -131
Brewers 38% 3 +177
Reds 62% 5 -187
Phillies 49% 2 -102
Diamondbacks 51% 3 -108
Marlins 43% 3 +160
Dodgers 57% 4 -170
Blue Jays 38% 2 +180
Red Sox 62% 4 -190
Indians 36% 3 +215
Tigers 64% 5 -230
Orioles 47% 3 -105
Twins 53% 4 -105
Yankees 39% 3 +132
Royals 61% 4 -142
Rangers 65% 6 -240
Astros 35% 3 +220
Angels 42% 4
White Sox 58% 5
A’s 48% 3 -102
Mariners 52% 4 -108
Padres 34% 2 +145
Rays 66% 4 -155

Today’s spokesmodel is Shanti.

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Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Favorite sports team: Lakers
Favorite sport: Cheerleading
Website: FaceBook.com/shanti.buys

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MLB Predictions for May 10, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 7-3 SU (70%)
In 2013: – SU (%)

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MLB Predictions for May 10, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Cubs 45% 3 +125
Nationals 55% 4 -145
Pirates 52% 4 -112
Mets 48% 3 +102
Brewers 46% 4 +138
Reds 54% 5 -148
Rockies 38% 3 +155
Cardinals 62% 5 -170
Phillies 43% 3 +143
Diamondbacks 57% 4 -153
Marlins 44% 2 +130
Dodgers 56% 3 -150
Braves 52% 4 +105
Giants 48% 3 -125
Indians 36% 3 +170
Tigers 64% 5 -185
Blue Jays 34% 3 +190
Red Sox 66% 5 -210
Orioles 55% 5 -115
Twins 45% 4 +105
Yankees 41% 3 +105
Royals 59% 5 -115
Angels 42% 3 +102
White Sox 58% 4 -112
Rangers 59% 6 -200
Astros 41% 4 +185
A’s 48% 3 +135
Mariners 52% 4 -145
Padres 41% 2 +152
Rays 59% 4 -162

Today’s spokesmodel is Summer Airacela.

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Hometown – Huntington beach, CA
Favorite Sport – basketball
Favorite Team – The Lakers

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MLB Predictions for May 9, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 8-7 SU (53%) – 4 exact scores yesterday!
In 2013: – SU (%)

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MLB Predictions for May 9, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Pirates 46% 3 +104
Mets 54% 4 -114
Phillies 48% 3 +105
Diamondbacks 52% 4 -125
Braves 45% 4 +113
Giants 55% 5 -123
A’s 48% 4 -110
Indians 52% 5 +100
Royals 52% 5 +100
Orioles 48% 4 -110
Twins 46% 3 +150
Red Sox 54% 4 -170
Blue Jays 37% 2 +135
Rays 63% 5 -155
Angels 58% 5 -160
Astros 42% 4 +140
Yankees 56% 5 -135
Rockies 44% 3 +115
Tigers 52% 5 -125
Nationals 48% 4 +115

Today’s spokesmodel is Stephany Lynn.

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-Website: Facebook.com/msstephanylynn or twitter.com/msstephanylynn & Instagram: msstephanylynn
-Hometown: Woodbine, NJ
-Favorite Sport: Football
-Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Our FREE MLB Picks for May 9, 2013:

-Tampa Bay Rays over Toronto Blue Jays

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MLB Predictions for May 8, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 7-7 SU (50%)
In 2013: – SU (%)

With baseball season in full swing we release our first set of MLB player performance metrics, Effective Pitching Performance and Effective Batting Performance.

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MLB Predictions for May 8, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Braves 51% 5 +102
Reds 49% 4 -112
Cardinals 52% 4 -111
Cubs 48% 3 +101
Marlins 42% 2 +138
Padres 58% 3 -148
Diamondbacks 38% 2 +165
Dodgers 62% 4 -175
Phillies 48% 3 +132
Giants 52% 4 -142
A’s 45% 3 +110
Indians 55% 4 -120
Royals 37% 3 +133
Orioles 63% 5 -143
Twins 39% 4 +160
Red Sox 61% 6 -170
Blue Jays 47% 4 +160
Rays 53% 5 -180
Angels 55% 5 -139
Astros 45% 4 +129
Mariners 52% 2 -110
Pirates 48% 1 +100
Tigers 53% 5 -130
Nationals 47% 4 +110
White Sox 48% 3 -109
Mets 52% 4 -101
Rangers 47% 4 +108
Brewers 53% 5 -118
Yankees 41% 4 +113
Rockies 59% 6 -123

Today’s spokesmodel is Colleen Kennedy.

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-Hometown:  Naperville, Illinois
-Favorite Sport: Basketball and Golf
-Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls

Our FREE MLB Picks for May 8, 2013:

-Los Angeles Dodgers over Arizona Diamondbacks

-Colorado Rockies over New York Yankees

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May’s 7th Inning Stretch

 

May’s 7th Inning Stretch
by Allyus Fritz

This season certainly hasn’t been what many baseball minds were expecting. As with any season, there have been plenty of surprises and letdowns. There have been epic walk off home runs, ball boys catching fair balls, and more little kids throwing foul balls that their father’s handed over to them. Regardless of where your favorite team sits in the standings, baseball is back. Dust off your mit and grab your bat. Here is the first installment of the 7th Inning Stretch.

Money Buys Wins- Or Does It?
The “transitioning” Boston Red Sox are in first while the off-season big spenders, the Toronto Blue Jays, find themselves in the cellar. This was supposed to be Toronto’s year! The Jays picked up Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera, Josh Johnson, and R.A. Dickey. Instead of competing, the Jays are 11-21 and have a run differential of -47. Dickey still has time to recover from his rough start, however I fear he’s a one-year wonder. Reyes getting hurt was heart breaking. Just like basketball, too many stars are suffering serious injuries. The sports Gods need to intervene and get these guys back on the field.

The Dodgers and Angels have both underperformed as well. Through Sunday the Angels are 11-20, which is their worst start in franchise history. The Dodgers are 13-17 and rank 27th in home runs. Think about it. A team that has Matt Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez, and Andre Eithier… and Carl Crawford leads the team in home runs with 4. The Dodgers need to wake up before the Giants, Rockies, and D-Backs pull away.

Stars Not Being Stars
Mets catcher John Buck is leading the National League in RBI’s with 29. John Buck. No, seriously. Not Ryan Braun or any of the names you’re thinking of. John… frickin… Buck. Buck is also second in home runs with ten, just two behind Justin Upton. Speaking of stars not being stars, Upton should teach his brother a few things, considering B.J. has been essentially worthless offensively. B.J. is batting .149 and has struck out over one third of the time he has walked up to the plate.

Is it strange to anyone else that arguably the two best NL players so far this year have been John Buck and Mets pitcher Matt Harvey… and the Mets still suck?

Josh Hamilton has come down with a case of Pujolsitis, which is when a big name player gets signed by the Angels and then forgets how to hit. Hamilton is batting .208. Phat Albert still wound up having a great season last year, so we’ll see where Hamilton’s season goes from here.

National League
Weren’t the Washington Nationals supposed to be world-beaters? The Nats are off to a mediocre start thanks to untimely hitting and Gio Gonzalez’s 4.97 ERA. Bryce Harper has been as advertised, which isn’t big news. When some pitchers face Harper, they wind up looking like this kid. Simply put, Bryce Harper is really stinkin’ good. Look for the Nats to turn it on soon and make the NL East a two horse race with the Atlanta Braves.

Who has the best record in the NL? None other than the St. Louis Cardinals, who were overlooked by baseball writers in the spring even though they have essentially the same roster that went to the NLCS last year. Super prospect Oscar Taveras will be in the majors before long, even though that means that either John Jay, Matt Holliday, or Carlos Beltran will lose playing time. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has won’t have enough spaces in the line-up card to keep everyone happy. Must be tough.

The NL has also produced a couple of feel good stories thus far in the young 2013 campaign. Reds player Todd Frazier hit a home run for Teddy Kremer, a young man with Down Syndrome who was a Reds’ bat boy that night. Check out the video here.

Another is the story of Braves slugger Evan Gattis. He had planned on going to Texas A&M out of high school but never showed up to school. He literally was too afraid of failing to try anything new. Since then he has battled a drug addiction and has worked many odd jobs, including being a janitor. He got clean and cleared his head, and now he’s smashing home runs. Way to go Evan.

American League East
We’re all used to this. Boston and New York are first and second in the AL East. The other Easternites, with Baltimore being the lone exception, have been disappointing. As it turns out, the Baltimore Orioles making the playoffs last year wasn’t a fluke. The one run wins stat got blown way out of proportion. Who cares how many runs they win by? A win is a win.

Oh, and by the way, Boston is David Ortiz’s f**king city.

Obscenely Early Playoff Scenarios*
AL- Winner of New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers
Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox

NL- Winner of Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals
Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants

I’ll close with this. Wouldn’t it be fun to see the one game playoff be Yankees at Royals? Royals fans haven’t had something to cheer about since Bo Jackson. I would definitely hop on I-70 and see if I could nab a ticket to that game.

The Stretch will see you again in June.

*Based on records and numbers through Sunday, May 5th.

The Debut of the Effective Batting Performance – May 7, 2013

 

I’m excited to announce the debut of the Effective Batting Performance.  I created this metric to measure a batter’s true effectiveness at doing what he’s supposed to do in a baseball game, get on base and score runs.  I’ve combined several old school metrics with a couple of new metrics to create the EBP, Effective Batting Performance, SportsFormulator’s new advanced metric.

To qualify for this first release a player needed to have 50 at bats so far in the 2013 Major League Baseball season.  This data is through the games of May 6, 2013.

Without further delay, here are are the EBP rankings for 283 Major League Baseball Players:

Rank Player Team Pos EBP
1  Cabrera, M DET 3B 39.6850
2  Votto, J CIN 1B 35.6282
3  Choo, S CIN CF 32.4798
4  Fielder, P DET 1B 32.3233
5  Gonzalez, C COL LF 30.6734
6  Pedroia, D BOS 2B 30.6709
7  Kinsler, I TEX 2B 30.3713
8  Jackson, A DET CF 29.7640
9  Wright, D NYM 3B 29.6238
10  Machado, M BAL 3B 29.4661
11  Lowrie, J OAK SS 29.3212
12  Donaldson, J OAK 3B 29.3190
13  Davis, C BAL 1B 29.1752
14  Hunter, T DET RF 28.8767
15  Cano, R NYY 2B 28.8701
16  Upton, J ATL LF 28.4174
17  Cuddyer, M COL RF 28.2733
18  McLouth, N BAL LF 28.2724
19  Harper, B WSH LF 28.2712
20  Jones, A BAL CF 28.2691
21  Crisp, C OAK CF 28.2671
22  Holliday, M STL LF 27.9653
23  Sandoval, P SF 3B 27.6697
24  Trout, M LAA LF 27.6615
25  Tulowitzki, T COL SS 27.5283
26  Altuve, J HOU 2B 27.3704
27  Goldschmidt, P ARI 1B 27.3692
28  Markakis, N BAL RF 26.9093
29  Longoria, E TB 3B 26.7676
30  Phillips, B CIN 2B 26.7621
31  Ellsbury, J BOS CF 26.7602
32  Santana, C CLE C 26.3329
33  Berkman, L TEX DH 26.3244
34  Marte, S PIT LF 26.3215
35  Pagan, A SF CF 26.3103
36  Trumbo, M LAA LF 25.5658
37  Parra, G ARI CF 25.5655
38  Fowler, D COL CF 25.4198
39  Reynolds, M CLE 1B 25.4176
40  Gomez, C MIL CF 25.2785
41  Braun, R MIL LF 24.6709
42  Posey, B SF C 24.6694
43  Segura, J MIL SS 24.3713
44  Cabrera, E SD SS 24.3619
45  Rizzo, A CHC 1B 24.3610
46  Gordon, A KC LF 24.2139
47  Carpenter, M STL 2B 24.2113
48  Gonzalez, A LAD 1B 23.9235
49  Cruz, N TEX RF 23.9147
50  Rios, A CWS RF 23.9097
51  Zobrist, B TB RF 23.7594
52  Castro, S CHC SS 23.7580
53  Pujols, A LAA 1B 23.7556
54  Seager, K SEA 3B 23.6141
55  Aoki, N MIL RF 23.6122
56  Crawford, C LAD LF 23.4694
57  Molina, Y STL C 23.4689
58  Murphy, D NYM 2B 23.4605
59  Moss, B OAK 1B 23.3197
60  Beltre, A TEX 3B 23.3035
61  Nava, D BOS LF 23.1670
62  Butler, B KC DH 23.1662
63  Encarnacion, E TOR 1B 23.0017
64  Loney, J TB 1B 22.8827
65  Alonso, Y SD 1B 22.8603
66  Utley, C PHI 2B 22.8575
67  Mauer, J MIN C 22.7162
68  Denorfia, C SD RF 22.5669
69  Brantley, M CLE LF 22.2646
70  Escobar, A KC SS 22.2602
71  McCutchen, A PIT CF 22.2559
72  Cain, L KC CF 22.1220
73  Jennings, D TB CF 22.1045
74  Gardner, B NYY CF 21.9607
75  Napoli, M BOS 1B 21.9590
76  DeJesus, D CHC CF 21.8144
77  Wells, V NYY LF 21.8119
78  Morales, K SEA 1B 21.8117
79  Simmons, A ATL SS 21.8057
80  Prado, M ARI 3B 21.7999
81  Span, D WSH CF 21.6624
82  Rutledge, J COL 2B 21.6535
83  Young, M PHI 3B 21.5199
84  Craig, A STL 1B 21.5114
85  Scutaro, M SF 2B 21.5081
86  Infante, O DET 2B 21.3625
87  Jay, J STL CF 21.2091
88  Hafner, T NYY DH 21.0708
89  Swisher, N CLE 1B 21.0621
90  Andrus, E TEX SS 21.0531
91  Duda, L NYM LF 20.9161
92  Kendrick, H LAA 2B 20.9116
93  Pence, H SF RF 20.9096
94  Frazier, T CIN 3B 20.9057
95  Bautista, J TOR RF 20.7576
96  Pena, C HOU 1B 20.4580
97  Bruce, J CIN RF 20.4543
98  Peralta, J DET SS 20.3137
99  Crawford, B SF SS 20.3075
100  Smith, S OAK LF 20.0138
101  Beltran, C STL RF 20.0099
102  Gyorko, J SD 2B 20.0090
103  Willingham, J MIN LF 19.8654
104  Betancourt, Y MIL 3B 19.8583
105  Martin, R PIT C 19.7134
106  Cabrera, M TOR LF 19.7056
107  Morneau, J MIN 1B 19.4047
108  Buck, J NYM C 19.4047
109  Kemp, M LAD CF 19.2586
110  Tejada, R NYM SS 19.2565
111  Polanco, P MIA 3B 19.2563
112  Ruggiano, J MIA CF 19.2559
113  Rollins, J PHI SS 18.8046
114  Cozart, Z CIN SS 18.7951
115  Ellis, A LAD C 18.6671
116  Victorino, S BOS RF 18.6660
117  Moreland, M TEX 1B 18.6596
118  Rosario, W COL C 18.5126
119  Cabrera, A CLE SS 18.5040
120  Martinez, V DET DH 18.4997
121  Jaso, J OAK C 18.3632
122  Ethier, A LAD RF 18.3600
123  Smoak, J SEA 1B 18.3583
124  Kozma, P STL SS 18.3582
125  Howard, R PHI 1B 18.3580
126  Desmond, I WSH SS 18.3577
127  Soriano, A CHC LF 18.3569
128  Weeks, R MIL 2B 18.3491
129  Solano, D MIA 2B 18.0611
130  De Aza, A CWS CF 18.0525
131  Montero, M ARI C 18.0510
132  Johnson, C ATL 3B 17.9179
133  Valbuena, L CHC 3B 17.9145
134  Schierholtz, N CHC RF 17.9126
135  Werth, J WSH RF 17.9068
136  Brown, D PHI LF 17.9063
137  Pierre, J MIA LF 17.9024
138  Hardy, J BAL SS 17.8954
139  Suzuki, I NYY RF 17.7608
140  Wieters, M BAL C 17.6016
141  Ortiz, D BOS DH 16.8884
142  Dobbs, G MIA 3B 16.8540
143  Uggla, D ATL 2B 16.8507
144  Johnson, K TB 2B 16.7107
145  Pollock, A ARI CF 16.7040
146  Gattis, E ATL C 16.5565
147  Dominguez, M HOU 3B 16.5546
148  Morse, M SEA LF 16.4032
149  Ramirez, A CWS SS 16.2578
150  Cespedes, Y OAK LF 16.1073
151  Konerko, P CWS 1B 16.1004
152  Jones, G PIT 1B 15.9624
153  Young, E COL RF 15.8143
154  Hosmer, E KC 1B 15.8095
155  Ackley, D SEA 2B 15.8036
156  Freeman, F ATL 1B 15.6701
157  Norris, D OAK C 15.6643
158  Hundley, N SD C 15.6607
159  Overbay, L NYY 1B 15.6543
160  Joyce, M TB LF 15.6499
161  Lucroy, J MIL C 15.4995
162  Bourjos, P LAA CF 15.3683
163  Blanco, G SF LF 15.3649
164  Perez, S KC C 15.3604
165  Arencibia, J TOR C 15.3521
166  Dirks, A DET LF 15.2080
167  Stubbs, D CLE RF 15.0578
168  Dozier, B MIN 2B 15.0543
169  Young, C OAK CF 15.0449
170  Plouffe, T MIN 3B 14.9059
171  Ellis, M LAD 2B 14.7705
172  Headley, C SD 3B 14.7691
173  Raburn, R CLE RF 14.6232
174  Castro, J HOU C 14.6050
175  Carter, C HOU LF 14.5989
176  Walker, N PIT 2B 14.4605
177  Pierzynski, A TEX C 14.4560
178  Iannetta, C LAA C 14.4508
179  Revere, B PHI CF 14.1476
180  Reimold, N BAL LF 14.1475
181  Hamilton, J LAA RF 14.1463
182  Snider, T PIT RF 14.0145
183  Lind, A TOR 1B 14.0120
184  Francoeur, J KC RF 14.0027
185  Reddick, J OAK RF 13.9918
186  Belt, B SF 1B 13.8504
187  Gillaspie, C CWS 3B 13.7143
188  Rasmus, C TOR CF 13.7063
189  Saunders, M SEA RF 13.5627
190  Kipnis, J CLE 2B 13.5494
191  Middlebrooks, W BOS 3B 13.5427
192  Pacheco, J COL 1B 13.4165
193  Cervelli, F NYY C 13.4146
194  Moustakas, M KC 3B 13.2477
195  Izturis, M TOR 3B 13.2450
196  Pennington, C ARI SS 13.0994
197  LaRoche, A WSH 1B 13.0941
198  Stanton, G MIA RF 12.9568
199  Chavez, E ARI 3B 12.8086
200  Parmelee, C MIN RF 12.8009
201  Bay, J SEA RF 12.6617
202  Saltalamacchia, J BOS C 12.6554
203  Getz, C KC 2B 12.6463
204  Davis, I NYM 1B 12.6443
205  Sanchez, G PIT 1B 12.5111
206  Venable, W SD RF 12.5017
207  Gonzalez, M HOU SS 12.5012
208  Castillo, W CHC C 12.3638
209  Kawasaki, M TOR SS 12.3608
210  Punto, N LAD 3B 12.2294
211  Suzuki, K WSH C 12.2067
212  Zimmerman, R WSH 3B 12.2055
213  Drew, S BOS SS 12.2042
214  Mayberry, J PHI RF 11.9024
215  Dunn, A CWS 1B 11.8901
216  Brantly, R MIA C 11.7519
217  Nunez, E NYY SS 11.7490
218  Murphy, D TEX LF 11.7414
219  Alvarez, P PIT 3B 11.7414
220  Byrd, M NYM RF 11.6028
221  Sogard, E OAK 2B 11.6020
222  Gomes, J BOS LF 11.1611
223  Aviles, M CLE SS 11.1584
224  Davis, R TOR RF 11.1582
225  Mesoraco, D CIN C 11.1543
226  Valdespin, J NYM CF 11.1538
227  Hicks, A MIN CF 11.1357
228  Doumit, R MIN C 10.9968
229  Youkilis, K NYY 3B 10.8613
230  Gentry, C TEX CF 10.8563
231  Francisco, J ATL 3B 10.7118
232  Ross, C ARI RF 10.7058
233  Avila, A DET C 10.6957
234  Keppinger, J CWS 3B 10.6892
235  Roberts, R TB 2B 10.5521
236  Torres, A SF LF 10.4077
237  Maxwell, J HOU CF 10.4023
238  Martin, L TEX CF 10.2597
239  Espinosa, D WSH 2B 10.0909
240  Barney, D CHC 2B 9.9440
241  Chisenhall, L CLE 3B 9.6499
242  Florimon, P MIN SS 9.5045
243  Hechavarria, A MIA SS 9.4951
244  Freese, D STL 3B 9.3507
245  Quentin, C SD LF 9.3448
246  Gonzalez, A MIL 1B 9.3402
247  Aybar, E LAA SS 9.2112
248  Nix, J NYY SS 9.1999
249  Duncan, S TB LF 9.1979
250  Montero, J SEA C 9.1953
251  Kratz, E PHI C 9.0434
252  Escobar, Y TB SS 9.0406
253  Upton, B ATL CF 9.0379
254  Hairston, J LAD 3B 8.9059
255  Maldonado, M MIL C 8.9058
256  Gutierrez, F SEA CF 8.7545
257  Amarista, A SD 2B 8.7478
258  Nix, L PHI RF 8.6051
259  Flowers, T CWS C 8.5937
260  Descalso, D STL 2B 8.5915
261  Barmes, C PIT SS 8.4433
262  Arcia, O MIN RF 8.3060
263  Lawrie, B TOR 3B 8.2952
264  Guzman, J SD LF 8.1519
265  Harris, B LAA SS 8.1518
266  Nelson, C NYY 3B 8.1475
267  Heyward, J ATL RF 8.1382
268  Chavez, E SEA CF 7.8583
269  Ryan, B SEA SS 7.6866
270  Jimenez, L LAA 3B 7.5544
271  Ibanez, R SEA LF 7.5398
272  Valaika, C MIA 3B 7.3971
273  Sellers, J LAD SS 7.3958
274  Lombardozzi, S WSH 2B 6.9499
275  Flaherty, R BAL 2B 6.7838
276  Heisey, C CIN LF 6.6368
277  Bonifacio, E TOR 2B 6.1865
278  Molina, J TB C 6.0417
279  Andino, R SEA 2B 5.2899
280  Cowgill, C NYM CF 5.1330
281  Ankiel, R HOU RF 4.9925
282  Coghlan, C MIA CF 4.8426
283  Cruz, L LAD 3B 2.5707

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The Debut of the Effective Pitching Performance – May 7, 2013

 

I’m excited to announce the debut of the Effective Batting Performance.  I created this metric to measure a batter’s true effectiveness at doing what he’s supposed to do in a baseball game, get batters out and keep them from scoring runs.  I’ve combined several old school metrics with a couple of new metrics to create the EPP, Effective Pitching Performance, SportsFormulator’s new advanced metric.  A negative number for this shows a pitcher is being very effective.

To qualify for this first release a player needed to have 10 innings pitched so far in the 2013 Major League Baseball season.  This data is throughthe  games of May 6, 2013.

Without further ado, here are are the EPP rankings for 330 Major League Baseball Pitchers:

Rank Player Team EPP
1  Grilli, J PIT -0.519
2  Bailey, A BOS -0.455
3  Janssen, C TOR -0.386
4  Russell, J CHC -0.385
5  Reynolds, M ARI -0.311
6  Smith, J CLE -0.294
7  Kimbrel, C ATL -0.287
8  Darvish, Y TEX -0.277
9  Hochevar, L KC -0.270
10  Alburquerque, A DET -0.269
11  Henderson, J MIL -0.269
12  Melancon, M PIT -0.250
13  Chapman, A CIN -0.217
14  Brothers, R COL -0.213
15  Perez, C CLE -0.200
16  Harvey, M NYM -0.193
17  Cingrani, T CIN -0.188
18  Romo, S SF -0.181
19  Crain, J CWS -0.179
20  Doolittle, S OAK -0.179
21  Smyly, D DET -0.163
22  Wilhelmsen, T SEA -0.161
23  Nathan, J TEX -0.159
24  Sanchez, A DET -0.154
25  Cecil, B TOR -0.139
26  Peralta, J TB -0.136
27  Blevins, J OAK -0.125
28  Benoit, J DET -0.124
29  Perez, O SEA -0.124
30  McFarland, T BAL -0.123
31  Buchholz, C BOS -0.120
32  Parnell, B NYM -0.115
33  Downs, D DET -0.115
34  Frieri, E LAA -0.115
35  Burnett, A PIT -0.113
36  Shaw, B CLE -0.113
37  Jansen, K LAD -0.109
38  Tazawa, J BOS -0.106
39  Kershaw, C LAD -0.106
40  Rodriguez, P LAD -0.104
41  Gaudin, C SF -0.097
42  Mujica, E STL -0.096
43  Uehara, K BOS -0.095
44  Greinke, Z LAD -0.090
45  Cook, R OAK -0.087
46  Verlander, J DET -0.082
47  Hernandez, F SEA -0.082
48  Iwakuma, H SEA -0.081
49  Bastardo, A PHI -0.080
50  Moore, M TB -0.074
51  Delabar, S TOR -0.072
52  Gearrin, C ATL -0.071
53  Adams, M PHI -0.063
54  Gregerson, L SD -0.056
55  Wright, J TB -0.054
56  Stammen, C WSH -0.053
57  Johnson, J BAL -0.050
58  Reed, A CWS -0.050
59  Ottavino, A COL -0.043
60  Wilson, J PIT -0.038
61  O’Day, D BAL -0.034
62  Scherzer, M DET -0.033
63  Thayer, D SD -0.033
64  Matusz, B BAL -0.020
65  Burton, J MIN -0.019
66  Dempster, R BOS -0.010
67  Miller, S STL -0.010
68  Papelbon, J PHI 0.000
69  Perkins, G MIN 0.000
70  Escalona, E COL 0.011
71  Collmenter, J ARI 0.015
72  Rivera, M NYY 0.021
73  Machi, J SF 0.025
74  Cueto, J CIN 0.029
75  Bumgarner, M SF 0.032
76  Slowey, K MIA 0.034
77  Ross, R TEX 0.038
78  LeCure, S CIN 0.038
79  Shields, J KC 0.040
80  Lynn, L STL 0.042
81  Scheppers, T TEX 0.047
82  Varvaro, A ATL 0.049
83  Allen, C CLE 0.050
84  Dunn, M MIA 0.053
85  Rosenthal, T STL 0.053
86  Roenicke, J MIN 0.054
87  Balfour, G OAK 0.057
88  Peavy, J CWS 0.061
89  Santana, E KC 0.061
90  Samardzija, J CHC 0.061
91  Zimmermann, J WSH 0.063
92  Corbin, P ARI 0.069
93  Grimm, J TEX 0.084
94  Latos, M CIN 0.087
95  Soriano, R WSH 0.089
96  Kuroda, H NYY 0.097
97  Gonzalez, M MIL 0.098
98  Betancourt, R COL 0.099
99  Duensing, B MIN 0.100
100  Santiago, H CWS 0.102
101  Hunter, T BAL 0.106
102  Wainwright, A STL 0.106
103  Robertson, D NYY 0.112
104  Warren, A NYY 0.115
105  Holland, G KC 0.117
106  Holland, D TEX 0.117
107  O’Flaherty, E ATL 0.125
108  Hoover, J CIN 0.132
109  Fernandez, J MIA 0.137
110  Villanueva, C CHC 0.146
111  Gorzelanny, T MIL 0.158
112  Casilla, S SF 0.168
113  Maholm, P ATL 0.179
114  Minor, M ATL 0.183
115  Putz, J ARI 0.184
116  Capps, C SEA 0.188
117  Ryu, H LAD 0.189
118  Kluber, C CLE 0.189
119  Wood, T CHC 0.190
120  Swarzak, A MIN 0.192
121  Kendrick, K PHI 0.199
122  Bailey, H CIN 0.202
123  Koehler, T MIA 0.203
124  Lester, J BOS 0.213
125  Strasburg, S WSH 0.217
126  Westbrook, J STL 0.217
127  Guthrie, J KC 0.219
128  Sale, C CWS 0.222
129  Cobb, A TB 0.225
130  Bell, H ARI 0.227
131  Rice, S NYM 0.230
132  Herrera, K KC 0.230
133  Lackey, J BOS 0.232
134  Cahill, T ARI 0.232
135  Fister, D DET 0.239
136  Figaro, A MIL 0.242
137  Mortensen, C BOS 0.247
138  Lee, C PHI 0.247
139  Clippard, T WSH 0.248
140  Belisle, M COL 0.249
141  Garcia, J STL 0.257
142  Masterson, J CLE 0.261
143  Ramos, A MIA 0.262
144  Ortiz, J TEX 0.263
145  Chacin, J COL 0.263
146  Hughes, P NYY 0.263
147  Belisario, R LAD 0.265
148  Gomes, B TB 0.266
149  Mattheus, R WSH 0.271
150  Webb, R MIA 0.272
151  Sabathia, C NYY 0.273
152  Ogando, A TEX 0.274
153  Miley, W ARI 0.278
154  Burgos, H MIL 0.278
155  Pettibone, J PHI 0.278
156  Milone, T OAK 0.278
157  Walden, J ATL 0.289
158  Ziegler, B ARI 0.291
159  Bass, A SD 0.292
160  Hernandez, D ARI 0.299
161  Feldman, S CHC 0.301
162  Lohse, K MIL 0.304
163  Cashner, A SD 0.305
164  Simon, A CIN 0.306
165  Lindstrom, M CWS 0.308
166  Qualls, C MIA 0.319
167  Kontos, G SF 0.324
168  McAllister, Z CLE 0.327
169  Veras, J HOU 0.333
170  Lincecum, T SF 0.333
171  Hawkins, L NYM 0.335
172  Rodriguez, W PIT 0.336
173  Straily, D OAK 0.340
174  Hamels, C PHI 0.343
175  Hudson, T ATL 0.344
176  Gonzalez, G WSH 0.349
177  Bauer, T CLE 0.350
178  Tillman, C BAL 0.351
179  Colon, B OAK 0.357
180  Detwiler, R WSH 0.358
181  Williams, J LAA 0.361
182  Cishek, S MIA 0.362
183  Howell, J LAD 0.365
184  Watson, T PIT 0.367
185  Correia, K MIN 0.371
186  Blackley, T HOU 0.375
187  Quintana, J CWS 0.379
188  Chen, W BAL 0.382
189  Kintzler, B MIL 0.385
190  Chatwood, T COL 0.392
191  Downs, S LAA 0.392
192  Griffin, A OAK 0.392
193  Fien, C MIN 0.393
194  Medlen, K ATL 0.395
195  Outman, J COL 0.395
196  Thornton, M CWS 0.395
197  Wright, W HOU 0.397
198  Badenhop, B MIL 0.402
199  Locke, J PIT 0.405
200  De La Rosa, D LAA 0.406
201  Happ, J TOR 0.407
202  Lyon, B NYM 0.409
203  Wilson, C LAA 0.411
204  Salas, F STL 0.413
205  Phelps, D NYY 0.426
206  Zito, B SF 0.436
207  Billingsley, C LAD 0.438
208  Hefner, J NYM 0.440
209  Storen, D WSH 0.441
210  Gomez, J PIT 0.448
211  Hellickson, J TB 0.450
212  Hughes, J PIT 0.455
213  Ondrusek, L CIN 0.458
214  Ross, T SD 0.461
215  Pettitte, A NYY 0.461
216  Rodney, F TB 0.466
217  Hernandez, R TB 0.475
218  Nolasco, R MIA 0.479
219  Doubront, F BOS 0.481
220  Floyd, G CWS 0.485
221  Norris, B HOU 0.486
222  Axelrod, D CWS 0.491
223  Pressly, R MIN 0.496
224  Street, H SD 0.500
225  Morrow, B TOR 0.501
226  Tepesch, N TEX 0.506
227  Arroyo, B CIN 0.510
228  Bowden, M CHC 0.511
229  Richards, G LAA 0.513
230  Cain, M SF 0.517
231  Clemens, P HOU 0.517
232  Kelley, S NYY 0.518
233  Hammel, J BAL 0.524
234  Hanson, T LAA 0.527
235  Diamond, S MIN 0.527
236  Vargas, J LAA 0.530
237  Marquis, J SD 0.531
238  Beckett, J LAD 0.531
239  Kennedy, I ARI 0.534
240  Stults, E SD 0.535
241  De La Rosa, J COL 0.544
242  Avilan, L ATL 0.545
243  Leake, M CIN 0.547
244  Dickey, R TOR 0.551
245  Estrada, M MIL 0.562
246  Gallardo, Y MIL 0.563
247  Loup, A TOR 0.566
248  Broxton, J CIN 0.569
249  Patton, T BAL 0.569
250  Gonzalez, M BAL 0.581
251  Strop, P BAL 0.586
252  Jimenez, U CLE 0.591
253  Scribner, E OAK 0.592
254  Hernandez, P MIN 0.594
255  Kazmir, S CLE 0.603
256  Oliver, D TOR 0.608
257  Lowe, D TEX 0.608
258  Haren, D WSH 0.609
259  Rauch, J MIA 0.611
260  Valdes, R PHI 0.611
261  Guerrier, M LAD 0.612
262  Rondon, H CHC 0.613
263  Weaver, J LAA 0.614
264  Arrieta, J BAL 0.618
265  Price, D TB 0.622
266  Nicasio, J COL 0.624
267  Anderson, B OAK 0.626
268  Teheran, J ATL 0.632
269  Marmol, C CHC 0.635
270  League, B LAD 0.636
271  Davis, W KC 0.641
272  Atchison, S NYM 0.644
273  Harrell, L HOU 0.652
274  Neshek, P OAK 0.653
275  Garland, J COL 0.658
276  Nova, I NYY 0.664
277  Jackson, E CHC 0.664
278  Brach, B SD 0.673
279  Ambriz, H HOU 0.681
280  Kirkman, M TEX 0.682
281  Sanabia, A MIA 0.684
282  Rogers, E TOR 0.699
283  McDonald, J PIT 0.719
284  Niese, J NYM 0.720
285  Bedard, E HOU 0.727
286  Lopez, W COL 0.739
287  Volquez, E SD 0.758
288  Maurer, B SEA 0.760
289  Jones, N CWS 0.766
290  Cisnero, J HOU 0.773
291  LeBlanc, W MIA 0.774
292  Lannan, J PHI 0.775
293  Keuchel, D HOU 0.787
294  Mendoza, L KC 0.789
295  Johnson, J TOR 0.792
296  Gee, D NYM 0.795
297  Durbin, C PHI 0.804
298  Duke, Z WSH 0.809
299  Vogelsong, R SF 0.811
300  Resop, C OAK 0.813
301  Halladay, R PHI 0.821
302  Cruz, R HOU 0.830
303  Peralta, W MIL 0.838
304  Buehrle, M TOR 0.888
305  Saunders, J SEA 0.913
306  McCarthy, B ARI 0.916
307  Porcello, R DET 0.920
308  Pelfrey, M MIN 0.922
309  Marcum, S NYM 0.925
310  Harang, A SEA 0.934
311  Francis, J COL 0.942
312  Blanton, J LAA 0.947
313  Harrison, M TEX 0.951
314  Horst, J PHI 0.962
315  Parker, J OAK 0.966
316  McGee, J TB 0.977
317  Worley, V MIN 1.005
318  Camp, S CHC 1.012
319  Myers, B CLE 1.019
320  Laffey, A LAD 1.025
321  Beavan, B SEA 1.027
322  Peacock, B HOU 1.091
323  Loe, K CHC 1.100
324  Kelly, J STL 1.103
325  Axford, J MIL 1.123
326  Aceves, A BOS 1.145
327  Humber, P HOU 1.242
328  Richard, C SD 1.278
329  Sanchez, J PIT 1.420
330  Boggs, M STL 1.735

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MLB Predictions for May 7, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 4-5 SU (44%)
In 2013: – SU (%)

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MLB Predictions for May 7, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Braves 52% 5 +108
Reds 48% 4 -118
Cardinals 56% 5 -133
Cubs 44% 3 +123
Marlins 39% 2 +141
Padres 61% 4 -151
Diamondbacks 45% 2 +124
Dodgers 55% 3 -134
Phillies 44% 3 +126
Giants 56% 4 -136
A’s 49% 3 +102
Indians 51% 4 -112
Royals 42% 4 +118
Orioles 58% 5 -128
Twins 39% 3 +171
Red Sox 61% 5 -181
Blue Jays 47% 3 +114
Rays 53% 4 -124
Angels 60% 5 -204
Astros 40% 3 +189
Mariners 44% 3 +132
Pirates 56% 4 -142
Tigers 48% 4 +107
Nationals 52% 5 -117
White Sox 38% 2 +160
Mets 62% 4 -170
Rangers 49% 3 -118
Brewers 51% 4 +108
Yankees 47% 4 +100
Rockies 53% 5 -110

Today’s spokesmodel is Tahiti Cora.

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-Website:
Facebook : www.facebook.com/coramiami
Twitter : Tahiticora
Instagram : Tahiticora
Website : corasworld
-Hometown: Miami
-Favorite Sport: Hockey
-Favorite Sports Team: Panthers

Our FREE MLB Picks for May 7, 2013:

-Los Angeles Angels over Houston Astros

-Boston Red Sox over Minnesota Twins

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MLB Predictions for May 6, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 7-8 SU (47%)
In 2013: – SU (%)

MLB Predictions for May 6, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Braves 51% 4 +105
Reds 49% 3 -125
Marlins 33% 3 +155
Padres 67% 5 -175
Diamondbacks 52% 4 -115
Dodgers 48% 3 -105
Phillies 47% 1 +135
Giants 53% 2 -145
A’s 52% 4 +115
Indians 48% 3 -125
Twins 28% 2 +210
Red Sox 72% 5 -230
Blue Jays 41% 4 +145
Rays 59% 5 -155
Rangers 54% 5 -135
Cubs 46% 4 +115
White Sox 45% 2 +130
Royals 55% 3 -140

Today’s spokesmodel is Ryan Oso.

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-Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/**Ryan-Oso/164207363621301
-Hometown: Houston
-Favorite Sport: Football and Rugby
-Favorite Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints

Our FREE MLB Picks for May 6, 2013:

-Boston Red Sox over Minnesota Twins

-San Diego Padres over Miami Marlins

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