2013 Pi Young Award – August Update

Only some of the division races are heating up as we enter September, but the battle for the annual “Pi Young Award” is still a tussle.

First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement.  The Royals’ off-season acquisition James Shields is right at the magic 3.14, with the Jay’s Neil Wagner and the BoSox rookie Drake Britton just .01 and .02 off the mark respectively.

Player ERA Tm W L IP ER
James Shields 3.14 KCR 9 8 189.0 66
Neil Wagner 3.13 TOR 2 4 31.2 11
Drake Britton 3.12 BOS 1 1 17.1 6
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Generated 9/1/2013.

For the American League/ERA qualifiers group, Shields leads “Comeback Player of the Year” candidate John Lackey and teammate Ervin Santana each by .05.

Player ERA Tm W L IP ER
James Shields 3.14 KCR 9 8 189.0 66
John Lackey 3.19 BOS 8 11 155.0 55
Ervin Santana 3.19 KCR 8 8 180.2 64
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In the National League/no innings requirement race, five pitchers are within .01 on other side of the 3.14 mark, with the Marlins’ Mike Dunn and the Pirates’ Charlie Morton leading the way.

Player ERA Tm W L IP ER
Mike Dunn 3.14 MIA 3 4 57.1 20
Charlie Morton 3.14 PIT 6 3 83 29
Jacob Turner 3.13 MIA 3 5 103 36
Anthony Varvaro 3.13 ATL 3 1 60.1 21
Tyler Chatwood 3.15 COL 7 4 85.2 30

In the National League/ERA qualifiers contest, St. Louis’ Shelby Miller holds a .03 lead over a trio of pitchers.

Player ERA Tm W L IP ER
Shelby Miller 3.12 STL 12 9 144.0 50
A.J. Burnett 3.09 PIT 7 9 160.0 55
Cliff Lee 3.09 PHI 11 6 183.2 63
Travis Wood 3.09 CHC 8 10 172.0 59
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Generated 9/1/2013.

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