Phillies: Dual 3-batter strategy for 2020

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 26: Manager Joe Girardi of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on against the Minnesota Twins during a Grapefruit League spring training game at Hammond Stadium on February 26, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 26: Manager Joe Girardi of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on against the Minnesota Twins during a Grapefruit League spring training game at Hammond Stadium on February 26, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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The Numerical Bible:  

This Phillies review is not a sabermetrics article, which means no heavy statistical analysis. But because some readers rely on stats, this is only a reference: no reason to articulate the importance of these numbers.

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Phillies statistical results toward 75-80 percent: 

  • Neris: 50 good, 3 so-so and 15 bad (2 blowups) out of 68 total for 77.9%
  • Alvarez: 43 good (1 opener), 8 so-so and 16 bad (1 blowup) out of 67 total for 76.1%
  • Morgan: 34 good, 2 so-so and 4 bad (3 blowups) out of 40 total for 90%
  • Suarez: 28 good, 3 so-so and 6 bad (0 blowups) out of 37 total for 83.8%
  • Dominguez: 16 good, 4 so-so and 7 bad (1 blowup) out of 27 total for 74.1%
  • Pivetta: 11 good, 1 so-so and 5 bad (1 blowup) out of 17 total for 70.6%
  • Velasquez: 6 good, 2 so-so and 2 bad (1 blowup) out of 10 total for 80%
  • A blowup is 4 ER for less than 2 innings or 3 ER for less than 1 inning.
    This was a running tally including inherited runners scoring.

Phillies basic splits: 

  • RP Pivetta vs. right-side bats: 48 1/3 Inn., a 6.70 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.
    vs. left-side bats: 45 1/3 Inn., a 2.97 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.
  • RP Velasquez vs. right-side bats: 66 Inn., a 4.91 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.
    vs. left-side bats: 51 1/3 Inn., a 4.91 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.
  • *LP Suarez vs. left-side bats: 17 1/3 Inn., a 2.60 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP.
    vs. right-side bats: 31 1/3 Inn., a 3.45 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.
    * All in relief.
  • LP Alvarez vs. left-side bats: 29 2/3 Inn., a 2.43 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.
    vs. right-side bats: 29 1/3 Inn., a 4.30 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP.
  • LP Morgan vs. left-side bats: 14 1/3 Inn., a 3.77 ERA and a 0.77 WHIP.
    vs. right-side bats: 15 1/3 Inn., a 4.11 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.
  • RP Dominguez vs. right-side bats: 15 2/3 Inn., a 2.87 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.
    vs. left-side bats: 9 Inn., a 6.00 ERA and a 2.11 WHIP.
  • RP Neris vs. right-side bats: 36 1/3 Inn., a 2.48 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.
    vs. left-side bats: 31 1/3 Inn., a 3.45 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP.

2018:

  • RP Arano vs. right-side bats: 36 Inn., a 2.50 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP.
    vs. left-side bats: 23 1/3 Inn., a 3.09 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.
  • RP Hunter vs. right-side bats: 31 Inn., a 3.77 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.
    vs. left-side bats: 33 Inn., a 3.82 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.
  • RP Robertson vs. right-side bats: 37 Inn., a 2.43 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.
    vs. left-side bats: 32 2/3 Inn., a 4.13 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP.

Facing more than one batter:

  • Velasquez: 10 of 10 for 100%
  • Pivetta: 17 of 17 for 100%
  • Alvarez: 60 of 67 for 89.6%
  • Suarez: 35 of 37 for 94.6%
  • Morgan: 29 of 40 for 72.5%
  • Dominguez: 26 of 27 for 96.3%
  • Neris: 66 of 68 for 97.1%
  • Total: 243 of 266 for 91.4% (2 hitters or more).

2018:

  • Arano: 57 of 60 for 95%
  • Hunter: 63 of 65 for 96.9%
  • Robertson: 69 of 69 for 100%

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