Big Ten Conference Recap: Penn State Pitching

The team pitching recaps from the 2010 season are all linked to under the 2010 Season Recap tab. This is the ninth installment, focusing on the Penn State Nittany Lions.

The Penn State Nittany Lions really struggled. They finished 9-15 in the Big Ten and 22-30 overall. As a team, they allowed the 3rd most runs and scored the 4th least — that’s not an ideal combination. They also didn’t have a pitcher drafted in the June draft (only two players total). Even trying to neutralize doesn’t do anything but hurt Penn State even more. They missed very few bats and couldn’t stop walking guys. You don’t need adjusted statistics to know that if you don’t strike batters out and you give up too many free passes, you’re pitching staff will struggle.

Ladies and Gents, your 2010 Penn State pitching staff’s raw numbers:

Name CL K% BB% K-BB% BABIP Pitches TBF
Alfreno, Jesse JR 0.092 0.211 -0.119 0.304 385 109
DeBernardis, Joey SO 0.167 0.056 0.111 0.538 62 18
Franklin, Mike SO 0.167 0.400 -0.233 0.615 128 30
Grumley, Calvin JR 0.093 0.236 -0.143 0.385 497 140
Herring, Neal FR 0.055 0.123 -0.068 0.342 759 236
Hill, Steven FR 0.130 0.070 0.061 0.401 1073 330
Ignas, Ryan SO 0.104 0.116 -0.012 0.342 832 250
Irsfeld, Drew SO* 0.108 0.189 -0.081 0.408 259 74
Johnson, Heath JR 0.179 0.179 0.000 0.341 247 67
Lutz, David SR* 0.166 0.080 0.086 0.316 996 301
Pierce, Mike JR 0.110 0.110 0.000 0.429 293 91
Rumberger, Erik FR 0.000 0.292 -0.292 0.267 88 24
Snyder, Steve FR 0.400 0.400 0.000 0.000 28 5
Walter, John FR 0.126 0.140 -0.014 0.365 730 214
Wanamaker, Mike SR* 0.144 0.097 0.047 0.379 1058 319

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