While talking about the starting pitchers for Morgantown nightly in the Prospect Watch and daily in the Morning Report, I noticed a lot of them have some very low walk totals. After last night's game, I looked up the stats to see how they were doing compared to the rest of New York-Penn League, which is usually a very kind league to pitchers.
The Black Bears have issued 111 walks as a team this season. The worst team in the 14-team league has walked 228 batters, or more than twice as many as Morgantown. The second best team at limiting walks has issued 158 free passes, an average of close to one more walk per game than Morgantown. Limiting those walks has helped the Black Bears to the second best team ERA in the league (3.08) and their 1.14 WHIP is 0.01 behind the league leader.
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