23 June 2009

Major League Top One --- Big Bad Jon Edition

1. Broxton -- percentage of plate appearances ending in a strikeout ( 40.9% )

Two out of five batters that come up to face Broxton will go down swinging. Or looking. And maybe crying.

Rafael Soriano is second in strikeout rate among major league pitchers with at least 20 innings pitched. His rate is 34.4%. He isn't even in the picture with Broxton. After Soriano there's a large group of pitchers, mostly relievers, around 30%. That's a great percentage, and it's not even close to what Broxton is doing. It really is a list of one.

1 comment:

Dave said...

And Brox was 100% tonight!