Haven’t done a Stat of the Day for everyone in quite a while now. But a pretty good collection of stats was thrown at me in my morning newspaper today, and I’m happy to share those stats with you.
Basically, these statistics say that White Sox starting pitcher Mark “The Bounty Hunter” Buehrle is the biggest workhorse in all of baseball right now. Workhorse meaning he eats a ton of innings and does it with a very solid E.R.A. each season.
By the way, as a White Sox fan, one of the first things you figure out is how to correctly spell Buehrle.
Now, the stats.
Since he became a full-time starting pitcher at the beginning of the 2001 season, Buehrle has thrown 1,796 and 1/3 innings – which is the most in the Majors since that point.
He has 170 quality starts – the most in the majors. He’s made 265 total starts – fourth most in the majors.
He’s the only pitcher in baseball to have thrown at least 200 innings each season since 2001.
And he’s the only pitcher in White Sox history to make 30 or more starts in eight straight seasons.
I love watching Mark Buehrle pitch, and I can’t wait to see him take the bump tomorrow against the Royals.