Chicago White Sox: Pitching Grades

Posted: 19th September 2009 by Joe Slowik in MLB
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Having already given my analysis for the Sox position players, I'm now moving on to the pitching staff. The pitching was the main reason that the Sox stayed relatively competitive for most of the year. Though tonight's drubbing at the hands of the Kansas City Royals won't help these numbers, the Sox are second in the American League and eighth in baseball in team ERA. However, that doesn't mean that everyone on the staff got the job done.   Starting Rotation Mark Buehrle: B+ Gavin Floyd: B John Danks: A- Jose Contreras: D Assortment of fifth starters: C+ The top three pitchers in the Sox rotation carried this unit and were the strongest part of the team. Buehrle, Danks, and Floyd are all currently in the top twenty in the AL in ERA. This is especially impressive considering they play ...

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