LIPS ERA and DIPS WHIP leaders

As promised, here are the best and worst pitchers of 2007, through Sunday, based on LIPS ERA and DIPS WHIP. The criteria for each list is 12 starts.

Top 30 – LIPS ERA

LAST FIRST G GS IP ERA LIPS ERA WHIP DIPS WHIP K/9 BB/9 K/BB xGB% LOB% BABIP HR/FB LD%
Bedard Erik 24 24 154.3 3.09 3.09 1.10 1.11 11.20 2.80 4.00 45.21 82.09 0.288 13.87 16.27
Santana Johan 23 23 154.0 2.98 3.27 1.03 1.08 9.58 2.16 4.43 33.58 86.34 0.257 12.44 16.42
Hamels Cole 23 23 153.7 3.57 3.30 1.15 1.12 8.67 2.05 4.23 40.05 81.16 0.288 13.71 17.50
Beckett Josh 21 21 138.7 3.31 3.30 1.13 1.14 8.57 1.88 4.55 45.64 73.77 0.301 6.08 14.36
Smoltz John 21 21 133.3 3.04 3.41 1.25 1.18 8.24 2.03 4.07 45.80 80.60 0.321 8.15 19.41
Hernandez Felix 19 19 118.0 3.89 3.41 1.38 1.25 8.54 2.59 3.29 58.89 77.50 0.348 17.11 16.19
Peavy Jake 22 22 145.0 2.30 3.42 1.07 1.13 9.56 2.54 3.76 43.97 79.79 0.297 2.86 16.49
Bonderman Jeremy 21 21 136.0 4.50 3.52 1.28 1.22 8.01 1.99 4.03 46.63 70.96 0.318 11.72 16.67
Sabathia C.C. 24 24 167.0 3.56 3.53 1.20 1.10 7.98 1.24 6.43 42.71 76.71 0.331 9.14 18.86
Young Chris 20 20 118.7 1.82 3.63 0.99 1.17 8.65 2.96 2.92 30.29 84.06 0.242 2.47 14.92
Burnett A.J. 15 15 94.0 4.31 3.63 1.27 1.29 10.15 3.83 2.65 49.59 77.57 0.276 18.75 14.98
Webb Brandon 24 24 166.7 2.92 3.64 1.24 1.28 7.83 2.97 2.64 59.33 79.03 0.300 8.91 18.05
Shields James 23 23 157.7 4.45 3.64 1.15 1.14 7.65 1.66 4.62 41.24 71.79 0.284 12.44 14.97
Lincecum Tim 16 16 98.3 3.75 3.65 1.19 1.28 9.61 4.12 2.33 42.97 72.80 0.264 9.09 14.40
Lilly Ted 23 23 145.3 3.53 3.69 1.11 1.17 7.37 2.23 3.31 33.49 77.25 0.268 8.96 17.13
Perez Oliver 19 19 120.0 3.00 3.71 1.18 1.26 8.93 3.52 2.53 32.21 84.80 0.255 9.32 17.17
Vazquez Javier 22 22 150.7 3.64 3.73 1.09 1.15 8.24 2.15 3.83 37.12 76.26 0.271 10.42 15.49
Sheets Ben 19 19 119.3 3.39 3.74 1.16 1.21 6.79 1.89 3.60 36.76 79.66 0.274 9.15 18.04
Harang Aaron 23 23 152.3 3.54 3.78 1.19 1.21 8.15 2.36 3.45 39.50 75.24 0.296 7.07 18.04
Baker Scott 14 14 87.3 4.43 3.79 1.18 1.18 6.49 1.75 3.71 34.46 67.45 0.294 7.56 21.25
Hendrickson Mark 26 13 97.0 4.55 3.79 1.32 1.26 6.96 2.23 3.13 45.33 69.57 0.323 9.80 20.63
Rodriguez Wandy 21 21 124.0 4.72 3.79 1.30 1.27 7.77 2.61 2.97 41.87 70.13 0.304 10.88 17.59
Marcum Shaun 29 16 114.0 3.63 3.80 1.12 1.19 7.18 2.45 2.94 38.89 82.52 0.246 14.39 16.12
Haren Dan 24 24 161.0 2.46 3.80 1.08 1.22 7.10 2.40 2.95 41.60 83.02 0.257 6.19 15.35
Matsuzaka Daisuke 23 23 151.0 3.70 3.81 1.26 1.24 9.06 3.10 2.92 37.89 78.56 0.303 9.55 19.00
Kazmir Scott 24 24 145.0 3.72 3.82 1.48 1.37 9.50 4.28 2.22 42.21 78.64 0.344 7.50 14.99
Capuano Chris 20 20 109.3 4.86 3.85 1.46 1.38 7.90 3.54 2.23 42.94 71.33 0.325 9.68 18.95
Hernandez Orlando 18 18 111.0 3.00 3.85 1.08 1.24 7.62 3.41 2.24 36.45 83.17 0.225 9.66 11.04
Oswalt Roy 25 24 159.7 3.55 3.88 1.34 1.32 6.71 2.71 2.48 49.90 77.80 0.308 8.07 15.31
Sonnanstine Andrew 12 12 75.0 6.12 3.92 1.37 1.25 6.24 1.80 3.47 33.88 61.22 0.328 10.62 20.00

Bottom 30 – LIPS ERA

LAST FIRST G GS IP ERA LIPS ERA WHIP DIPS WHIP K/9 BB/9 K/BB xGB% LOB% BABIP HR/FB LD%
Trachsel Steve 20 20 108.7 4.97 6.32 1.58 1.66 3.23 4.64 0.70 38.99 73.83 0.283 8.81 17.66
Sowers Jeremy 12 12 62.3 6.93 5.99 1.57 1.57 2.74 2.74 1.00 38.66 61.36 0.305 9.62 15.77
Hernandez Livan 23 23 143.3 4.83 5.72 1.61 1.56 4.46 3.89 1.15 37.76 77.38 0.313 10.84 20.83
Maroth Mike 13 13 78.3 5.06 5.60 1.66 1.58 3.22 3.79 0.85 43.01 79.46 0.314 14.42 19.86
Thompson Brad 34 13 103.7 5.21 5.51 1.60 1.53 3.65 2.95 1.24 47.61 77.49 0.313 14.96 16.84
Ramirez Horacio 12 12 62.0 6.68 5.46 1.84 1.65 3.63 3.48 1.04 46.84 65.91 0.359 9.09 21.85
Kennedy Joe 27 16 101.0 4.37 5.40 1.55 1.58 3.74 4.28 0.88 47.23 75.64 0.300 7.50 14.65
Glavine Tom 24 24 144.0 4.31 5.31 1.37 1.47 3.94 3.13 1.26 42.51 74.94 0.274 9.94 20.89
Bacsik Mike 14 14 81.7 4.19 5.30 1.33 1.43 2.98 2.09 1.42 39.73 80.09 0.267 11.48 18.67
McCarthy Brandon 19 18 89.3 5.04 5.24 1.51 1.54 5.14 4.13 1.24 34.45 69.40 0.299 5.59 15.84
Perez Odalis 23 23 124.3 5.79 5.23 1.64 1.53 4.27 3.18 1.34 44.74 67.44 0.339 8.18 19.21
Duke Zach 17 17 93.3 5.79 5.22 1.75 1.48 3.18 2.12 1.50 51.42 69.74 0.381 10.00 20.83
Lowry Noah 22 22 135.7 3.32 5.14 1.45 1.53 5.04 4.78 1.06 45.67 78.51 0.288 4.11 17.93
Tejeda Robinson 19 19 95.3 6.61 5.07 1.78 1.67 6.51 5.66 1.15 32.80 69.65 0.317 10.69 14.11
de la Rosa Jorge 23 22 125.3 5.46 5.06 1.60 1.52 5.60 3.52 1.59 41.30 72.15 0.325 11.31 19.59
Eaton Adam 23 23 130.0 6.09 5.06 1.59 1.49 5.61 3.95 1.42 38.33 67.74 0.321 11.36 19.04
Loe Kameron 24 19 116.3 5.80 5.03 1.58 1.56 4.80 3.48 1.38 53.79 65.80 0.322 10.91 17.96
Suppan Jeff 24 24 145.0 4.84 5.02 1.52 1.48 4.53 3.17 1.43 45.89 71.16 0.326 7.06 19.92
Lee Cliff 16 16 91.7 6.38 4.98 1.53 1.48 5.89 3.44 1.71 32.47 65.81 0.302 10.32 15.19
Garland Jon 22 22 141.0 4.60 4.96 1.38 1.42 3.96 2.81 1.41 40.99 69.02 0.292 6.59 22.56
DiNardo Lenny 24 12 87.3 3.19 4.95 1.27 1.40 4.02 3.09 1.30 56.23 78.60 0.272 8.57 16.32
Contreras Jose 21 21 121.3 6.60 4.93 1.65 1.52 5.19 3.41 1.52 44.10 64.21 0.335 9.80 18.91
Germano Justin 16 16 92.0 4.30 4.92 1.15 1.29 4.99 2.25 2.22 44.03 69.77 0.254 9.73 14.48
Tavarez Julian 22 19 106.0 5.09 4.89 1.53 1.49 5.35 3.23 1.66 52.32 70.77 0.317 10.09 15.09
Durbin Chad 26 14 99.0 4.36 4.88 1.37 1.44 5.00 3.45 1.45 43.65 77.87 0.269 11.81 13.37
Chico Matthew 23 23 123.0 4.76 4.88 1.56 1.54 4.90 3.95 1.24 32.62 78.11 0.295 10.05 20.56
Simontacchi Jason 13 13 70.7 6.37 4.87 1.67 1.49 5.35 2.93 1.83 34.94 69.07 0.352 11.82 21.26
Batista Miguel 23 22 133.7 4.17 4.87 1.50 1.48 5.99 3.77 1.59 42.79 77.37 0.309 8.14 15.58
Padilla Vicente 15 15 80.7 6.69 4.86 1.81 1.62 5.24 3.90 1.34 47.64 67.81 0.351 12.90 22.82
Fogg Josh 19 18 105.3 4.87 4.86 1.49 1.45 5.21 3.08 1.69 37.78 74.10 0.309 9.33 20.71

Top 30 – DIPS WHIP

LAST FIRST G GS IP ERA LIPS ERA WHIP DIPS WHIP K/9 BB/9 K/BB xGB% LOB% BABIP HR/FB LD%
Santana Johan 23 23 154.0 2.98 3.27 1.03 1.08 9.58 2.16 4.43 33.58 86.34 0.257 12.44 16.42
Sabathia C.C. 24 24 167.0 3.56 3.53 1.20 1.10 7.98 1.24 6.43 42.71 76.71 0.331 9.14 18.86
Bedard Erik 24 24 154.3 3.09 3.09 1.10 1.11 11.20 2.80 4.00 45.21 82.09 0.288 13.87 16.27
Hamels Cole 23 23 153.7 3.57 3.30 1.15 1.12 8.67 2.05 4.23 40.05 81.16 0.288 13.71 17.50
Peavy Jake 22 22 145.0 2.30 3.42 1.07 1.13 9.56 2.54 3.76 43.97 79.79 0.297 2.86 16.49
Shields James 23 23 157.7 4.45 3.64 1.15 1.14 7.65 1.66 4.62 41.24 71.79 0.284 12.44 14.97
Beckett Josh 21 21 138.7 3.31 3.30 1.13 1.14 8.57 1.88 4.55 45.64 73.77 0.301 6.08 14.36
Vazquez Javier 22 22 150.7 3.64 3.73 1.09 1.15 8.24 2.15 3.83 37.12 76.26 0.271 10.42 15.49
Young Chris 20 20 118.7 1.82 3.63 0.99 1.17 8.65 2.96 2.92 30.29 84.06 0.242 2.47 14.92
Lilly Ted 23 23 145.3 3.53 3.69 1.11 1.17 7.37 2.23 3.31 33.49 77.25 0.268 8.96 17.13
Smoltz John 21 21 133.3 3.04 3.41 1.25 1.18 8.24 2.03 4.07 45.80 80.60 0.321 8.15 19.41
Baker Scott 14 14 87.3 4.43 3.79 1.18 1.18 6.49 1.75 3.71 34.46 67.45 0.294 7.56 21.25
Marcum Shaun 29 16 114.0 3.63 3.80 1.12 1.19 7.18 2.45 2.94 38.89 82.52 0.246 14.39 16.12
Harang Aaron 23 23 152.3 3.54 3.78 1.19 1.21 8.15 2.36 3.45 39.50 75.24 0.296 7.07 18.04
Sheets Ben 19 19 119.3 3.39 3.74 1.16 1.21 6.79 1.89 3.60 36.76 79.66 0.274 9.15 18.04
Guthrie Jeremy 24 18 130.0 2.98 4.14 1.08 1.22 6.30 2.35 2.68 44.76 81.19 0.253 10.07 17.74
Bonderman Jeremy 21 21 136.0 4.50 3.52 1.28 1.22 8.01 1.99 4.03 46.63 70.96 0.318 11.72 16.67
Haren Dan 24 24 161.0 2.46 3.80 1.08 1.22 7.10 2.40 2.95 41.60 83.02 0.257 6.19 15.35
Buehrle Mark 22 22 152.3 3.07 4.41 1.18 1.23 5.20 1.71 3.03 43.45 81.57 0.286 8.89 17.85
Carlyle Buddy 13 12 70.7 4.20 4.48 1.20 1.23 5.86 2.04 2.88 33.02 73.97 0.291 10.00 20.44
Hernandez Orlando 18 18 111.0 3.00 3.85 1.08 1.24 7.62 3.41 2.24 36.45 83.17 0.225 9.66 11.04
Blanton Joseph 24 24 167.3 3.71 4.02 1.18 1.24 5.27 1.51 3.50 46.64 70.81 0.293 5.95 19.68
Matsuzaka Daisuke 23 23 151.0 3.70 3.81 1.26 1.24 9.06 3.10 2.92 37.89 78.56 0.303 9.55 19.00
Hudson Tim 24 24 158.7 2.95 4.02 1.13 1.25 5.56 2.10 2.65 60.69 73.99 0.286 4.00 16.03
Schilling Curt 15 15 94.3 4.20 4.06 1.36 1.25 6.77 1.81 3.74 39.22 75.97 0.329 9.30 17.68
Hill Richard 21 21 127.7 3.67 3.95 1.21 1.25 8.32 3.10 2.68 35.69 82.96 0.269 13.64 20.88
Escobar Kelvim 21 21 145.0 2.79 3.98 1.19 1.25 6.89 2.79 2.47 42.65 78.56 0.289 4.22 16.05
Hernandez Felix 19 19 118.0 3.89 3.41 1.38 1.25 8.54 2.59 3.29 58.89 77.50 0.348 17.11 16.19
Sonnanstine Andrew 12 12 75.0 6.12 3.92 1.37 1.25 6.24 1.80 3.47 33.88 61.22 0.328 10.62 20.00
Perez Oliver 19 19 120.0 3.00 3.71 1.18 1.26 8.93 3.52 2.53 32.21 84.80 0.255 9.32 17.17

Bottom 30 – DIPS WHIP

LAST FIRST G GS IP ERA LIPS ERA WHIP DIPS WHIP K/9 BB/9 K/BB xGB% LOB% BABIP HR/FB LD%
Tejeda Robinson 19 19 95.3 6.61 5.07 1.78 1.67 6.51 5.66 1.15 32.80 69.65 0.317 10.69 14.11
Trachsel Steve 20 20 108.7 4.97 6.32 1.58 1.66 3.23 4.64 0.70 38.99 73.83 0.283 8.81 17.66
Ramirez Horacio 12 12 62.0 6.68 5.46 1.84 1.65 3.63 3.48 1.04 46.84 65.91 0.359 9.09 21.85
Padilla Vicente 15 15 80.7 6.69 4.86 1.81 1.62 5.24 3.90 1.34 47.64 67.81 0.351 12.90 22.82
Kim Byung-Hyun 14 13 75.7 4.16 4.85 1.56 1.61 8.09 6.30 1.28 42.06 80.25 0.268 10.47 15.45
Jackson Edwin 21 20 96.0 6.56 4.73 1.80 1.60 7.69 4.88 1.58 43.45 66.58 0.363 10.34 18.69
Kennedy Joe 27 16 101.0 4.37 5.40 1.55 1.58 3.74 4.28 0.88 47.23 75.64 0.300 7.50 14.65
Maroth Mike 13 13 78.3 5.06 5.60 1.66 1.58 3.22 3.79 0.85 43.01 79.46 0.314 14.42 19.86
Sowers Jeremy 12 12 62.3 6.93 5.99 1.57 1.57 2.74 2.74 1.00 38.66 61.36 0.305 9.62 15.77
Hernandez Livan 23 23 143.3 4.83 5.72 1.61 1.56 4.46 3.89 1.15 37.76 77.38 0.313 10.84 20.83
Davies Kyle 17 17 86.0 5.76 4.64 1.58 1.56 6.17 4.60 1.34 40.94 68.48 0.300 11.11 19.72
Loe Kameron 24 19 116.3 5.80 5.03 1.58 1.56 4.80 3.48 1.38 53.79 65.80 0.322 10.91 17.96
Wells Kip 24 20 119.3 5.58 4.67 1.60 1.55 6.64 4.53 1.47 49.48 68.08 0.322 9.92 18.02
Gaudin Chad 23 23 137.0 3.88 4.77 1.47 1.54 5.78 4.53 1.28 51.72 76.44 0.289 7.87 18.37
Davis Doug 23 23 139.3 3.88 4.64 1.58 1.54 6.33 4.72 1.34 47.60 79.79 0.314 9.09 19.33
Chico Matthew 23 23 123.0 4.76 4.88 1.56 1.54 4.90 3.95 1.24 32.62 78.11 0.295 10.05 20.56
McCarthy Brandon 19 18 89.3 5.04 5.24 1.51 1.54 5.14 4.13 1.24 34.45 69.40 0.299 5.59 15.84
Millwood Kevin 20 20 105.3 5.98 4.64 1.71 1.54 6.66 3.76 1.77 46.11 69.49 0.354 10.66 20.39
Perez Odalis 23 23 124.3 5.79 5.23 1.64 1.53 4.27 3.18 1.34 44.74 67.44 0.339 8.18 19.21
Thompson Brad 34 13 103.7 5.21 5.51 1.60 1.53 3.65 2.95 1.24 47.61 77.49 0.313 14.96 16.84
Willis Dontrelle 24 24 141.0 4.91 4.69 1.62 1.53 6.06 3.89 1.56 49.79 74.32 0.332 11.19 20.37
Lowry Noah 22 22 135.7 3.32 5.14 1.45 1.53 5.04 4.78 1.06 45.67 78.51 0.288 4.11 17.93
de la Rosa Jorge 23 22 125.3 5.46 5.06 1.60 1.52 5.60 3.52 1.59 41.30 72.15 0.325 11.31 19.59
Contreras Jose 21 21 121.3 6.60 4.93 1.65 1.52 5.19 3.41 1.52 44.10 64.21 0.335 9.80 18.91
Burres Brian 21 13 82.0 4.61 4.36 1.57 1.51 7.57 5.05 1.50 40.41 74.71 0.314 8.33 20.97
Olsen Scott 24 24 132.7 5.43 4.45 1.66 1.51 7.06 4.34 1.63 38.28 71.00 0.350 9.52 22.40
Zito Barry 23 22 127.7 5.08 4.74 1.47 1.50 6.06 4.23 1.43 39.66 70.00 0.289 9.20 20.05
Tavarez Julian 22 19 106.0 5.09 4.89 1.53 1.49 5.35 3.23 1.66 52.32 70.77 0.317 10.09 15.09
Simontacchi Jason 13 13 70.7 6.37 4.87 1.67 1.49 5.35 2.93 1.83 34.94 69.07 0.352 11.82 21.26
Robertson Nathan 19 19 107.0 5.05 4.85 1.59 1.49 5.55 3.20 1.74 45.11 72.82 0.338 9.85 17.60

Concluding thoughts

A few of my favorite guys have dropped a little. Andrew Sonnanstine has had 3 sub-par starts in a row. He’s someone to watch carefully for now. He’s still #30 in LIPS ERA, and I still have faith in him, so don’t panic yet. Wandy Rodriguez has had 2 poor starts in his last 4, but he was yanked from one after 3.1 innings. Don’t worry too much about him either. I’m still hanging tight.

If you are worrying, the good news is that a few more names have emerged as sleepers. Scott Baker is putting up nearly identical numbers to his 2006 season, but this year he’s not getting as unlucky as he did last year (still unlucky, though). He would make a solid pickup in all but shallow leagues. Shaun Marcum is another guy who would make a nice pickup. He has always had amazing control in the minors, and in AAA last year put up a 10.25 K/9 in 52.2 innings.

Kelvim Escobar makes a good sell high target. The guy has consistently pitched well all year, or seems to have, but his K/9 has been trailing off a bit lately and his 3.98 LIPS ERA doesn’t match his 2.79 ERA.

Erik Bedard continues to pitch amazingly. If you have a guy like Chris Young or John Smoltz or Josh Beckett and can get Bedard, you need to do it. This may prove difficult, now, though, as his LIPS ERA is now in line with his ERA.

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