After recapping briefly the pitching stars of the weekend, I just gathered the data for the hitters this weekend. I’ll keep it much like pitching post and give, statistically, the three stars for Big Ten-Big East challenge.
Third Star: Illinois shortstop Josh Parr had a very good weekend. The junior went 5-of-13 with a double, triple, a walk and a hit-by-pitch. All of that led to a .385/.467/.615 triple-slash line. This worked out to being worth around 2.4 runs above average.
This space has been pretty dark for a while — I still have to recap last year’s conference hitting numbers — but I just wanted to pop in and look at how some Big Ten pitchers performed over the weekend in which the majority of the conference took part in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge.
I’ll do this in a Three Stars fashion, starting with . . .
Third Star: Michigan State’s Senior Kurt Wunderlich. The right-hander threw seven innings, striking out four and walking just one. He allowed just six hits, and one run (it was earned) in that performance. I get an estimated pitch count of 95 pitches, over which he accumulated around 2.8 Unadjusted Runs Above Average (uRAA). Read the rest of this entry »