2013 Pi Young Award – April Update

April has come and gone, so let us see which hurlers are leading their respective leagues in the race for the annual “Pi Young Award“.

First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement.  Cleveland’s Justin Masterson is only .02 off the magic mark, with the Red Sox’ resurgent Jon Lester right behind him at 3.11 and A’s reliever Pat Neshek .04 away in third.

Player ERA Tm W L IP ER
Justin Masterson 3.12 CLE 4 2 40.1 14
Jon Lester 3.11 BOS 4 0 37.2 13
Pat Neshek 3.18 OAK 0 0 11.1 4
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Generated 5/1/2013.

The race is almost exactly the same for the American League/ERA qualifiers group, as Masterson and Lester hold down the top two spots, and they are joined by the Royals’ Jeremy Guthrie at 3.06.

Player ERA Tm W L IP ER
Justin Masterson 3.12 CLE 4 2 40.1 14
Jon Lester 3.11 BOS 4 0 37.2 13
Jeremy Guthrie 3.06 KCR 3 0 32.1 11
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Generated 5/1/2013.

In the National League/no innings requirement race, despite (or maybe because of) getting roughed up by the Tigers in his last start, the Braves’ Mike Minor is at the top of the heap at 3.13.  He’s in a statistical dead-heat with tough-luck Stephen Strasburg.  Diamondbacks reliever Tony Sipp is right behind those two at 3.12.

Player ERA Tm W L IP ER
Mike Minor 3.13 ATL 3 2 31.2 11
Stephen Strasburg 3.13 WSN 1 4 37.1 13
Tony Sipp 3.12 ARI 1 1 8.2 3
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Generated 4/30/2013.

In the National League/ERA qualifiers contest, Minor and Strasburg are still one and two respectively, while the Cardinals’ Lance Lynn slips into third.

Player ERA Tm W L IP ER
Mike Minor 3.13 ATL 3 2 31.2 11
Stephen Strasburg 3.13 WSN 1 4 37.1 13
Lance Lynn 3.10 STL 4 0 29.0 10
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Generated 4/30/2013.

 

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