Monthly Archive: August 2017
Today I want to compare in a quick and simple way two of the best Aces in National League and sure 2017 Cy Young contenders: Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw.
IP Scherzer: 160.1
IP Kershaw: 141.1
Looking at their peripherals: (click to enlarge)
Scherzer is ahead on Strikeout percentage but Kershaw is better at concending Walks. As the xFIP, the Dodgers’ ace is excellent.
Assuming xFIP is a better indicator than FIP, we can compare ERA and xFIP:
Both starters had a better ERA so far altough Scherzer’s span is longer and Kershaw’s xFip is slightly below 3.
Finally, we take a look at ERA- over the first four month.
Kershaw had a better April and an outstanding July, Scherzer did better in May and was amazing in June.
Andrew Benintendi is leading Red Sox to the AL East title (.488 OBP, .857 SLG, 4 HR and 429 ISO in last 14 days).