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Burnett and the NL Cy Young Chase

Burnett and the NL Cy Young Chase

Every start by A.J. Burnett is must-see TV for a Pirate fan this year.  His last 2 starts were a complete game 1-hitter and a so-close-c'mon-finish-it 8.2 IP/2 hitter.  That oh-so-close game was against the Reds last Sunday and salvaged a very important win for the Pirates in that 3 game series.  As a result, the drums are starting to beat on talk radio and the rest of the media about Burnett being a contender for the NL Cy Young award.

Let's take a rough cut at who the competition may be.  In this list are the triple slash stats for pitchers (ERA/FIP/xFIP) so we can see potential regression trends or who's getting "lucky". 

 
W-L
ERA
FIP
xFIP
IP
H/9
BB/9
K/9

Burnett
14-3
3.19
3.58
3.49
132
7.7
2.7
7.4

Gonzalez
14-6
3.32
2.68
3.19
141
6.8
3.4
9.8

Strasburg
12-5
2.97
2.69
2.71
127
7.8
2.4
11.3

Dickey
15-3
2.72
2.87
3.06
162
7.0
2.0
9.2

Hamels
12-6
3.14
3.51
3.29
154
7.8
2.3
8.9

Cueto
14-6
2.58
3.02
3.56
153
8.7
2.0
7.3

Lohse
12-2
2.79
3.56
4.17
148
8.5
1.6
5.4

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