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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
1...

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