Who will win the 2012 “Pi Young Awards”?

Last season, the VORG handed out the inaugural “Pi Young Awards” in each league, given to the pitchers who compiled ERAs closest to 3.14.

Who do you think will win the awards in 2012?

Leave your guesses in the comments, as follows:

1) AL (qualifier for ERA title, generally 162+ IP)

2) AL (non-qualifier for ERA title, generally < 162 IP)

3) NL (qualifier for ERA title, generally 162+ IP)

4) NL (non-qualifier for ERA title, generally < 162 IP)

Here’s the AL pitchers from 2011 that came closest:

Player ERA Tm IP ER
Andrew Bailey 3.24 OAK 41.2 15
Justin Masterson 3.21 CLE 216.0 77
Lance Pendleton 3.21 NYY 14.0 5
Dan Haren 3.17 LAA 238.1 84
Jamey Wright 3.16 SEA 68.1 24
Scott Baker 3.14 MIN 134.2 47
Gio Gonzalez 3.12 OAK 202.0 70
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/4/2012.

Here’s the NL pitchers from 2011 that came closest:

Player ERA Tm IP ER
Brandon Dickson 3.24 STL 8.1 3
Peter Moylan 3.24 ATL 8.1 3
Jose Arredondo 3.23 CIN 53.0 19
Logan Ondrusek 3.23 CIN 61.1 22
Tim Hudson 3.22 ATL 215.0 77
Kyle Kendrick 3.22 PHI 114.2 41
Madison Bumgarner 3.21 SFG 204.2 73
Ryan Webb 3.20 FLA 50.2 18
Jordan Zimmermann 3.18 WSN 161.1 57
Lance Lynn 3.12 STL 34.2 12
Taylor Buchholz 3.12 NYM 26.0 9
Brian Wilson 3.11 SFG 55.0 19
Hiroki Kuroda 3.07 LAD 202.0 69
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/4/2012.

No prizes . . . just for fun!  Voting open until Sunday evening.  We’ll be giving updates throughout the year.

 

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One thought on “Who will win the 2012 “Pi Young Awards”?

  1. AL Qualifier — CC Sabathia
    AL Non-qualifier — Brandon League
    NL Qualifier — Jordan Zimmermann
    NL Non-qualifier — Sean Marshall

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