Pat Corbin Washington Nationals

Age: 29 (July 19, 1989) | 6' 3" | 210lbs. | Throws: Left P-33
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
ARI NL 2013 14 8 0 0 32 32 208.0 189 19 54 178 3.42 1.17 1.18 2.3 7.7 .294 47/22/31 16 18
ARI A+ 2015 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.2 4 0 2 0 54.00 9.00 7.50 27.0 0.0 .680 n/a
ARI AA 2015 1 0 0 0 3 3 16.1 13 1 5 11 2.76 1.10 1.04 2.8 6.1 .255 n/a
ARI NL 2015 6 5 0 0 16 16 85.0 91 9 17 78 3.60 1.27 1.33 1.8 8.3 .336 47/24/30 5 7
ARI NL 2016 5 13 1 0 36 24 155.1 177 24 66 131 5.16 1.56 1.58 3.8 7.6 .333 54/19/27 -12 -3
ARI NL 2017 14 13 0 0 33 32 189.1 208 26 61 178 4.04 1.42 1.47 2.9 8.5 .338 50/20/30 8 12
ARI NL 2018 11 7 0 0 33 33 200.0 162 15 48 246 3.15 1.05 1.04 2.2 11.1 .316 48/24/27 23 25
Career 6yrs 56 54 2 0 172 154 944.2 944 107 271 897 3.92 1.29 1.31 2.6 8.5 .321 n/a
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Hey, I like BB/9. Sweet!

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 14 '18

I like your method, but for this site there's a problem: we don't have BFP for the minors, nor do we have the things that are necessary to compute it. For the brief time that we were showing SO% and BB%, we were showing zeros in these columns for pitchers' minor league stats.

And if we did have BFP... Colin would shoot me if I asked him to change it again.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 13 '18

A couple of years ago I quit using K/9 bc it only measures the rate of outs that are strikeouts and started using K/27 batters faced(K% in slash form) which is a truer representation of K rate. 

For Corbin:

2017 826 Batters faced......178 K...….5.8 K/27BF

2018 800 Batters faced...…246 K...….8.3 K/27BF

P.S. I'm not suggesting it be done here....it's just my personal preference.

van wilhoite LVW
Dec 13 '18

...and a huge spike it is.  In the past, a 29 year old adding 3 whiffs per nine meant PEDs.  In the launch angle era, I suspect some of it is willingness on hitters' parts to strike out.  But 3 per nine?  Still seems like a lot.

Mike Landau ML-
Dec 13 '18

We are now going with walks and strikeouts per nine innings. For someone like Pat Corbin, it does seem like a more graphic way of showing how his K rate has spiked.

BB/9 takes the place of K/W, a metric that I've always liked by I agree can be misleading.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 13 '18

I respectfully disagree with the old schoolers.  I don't have any use for K/BB.

I'd prefer the % for the pitchers, but /9 is fine as well.

Gary Cruciani Megary
Dec 12 '18

I too prefer the old-school, Ancient Mariner, 2016 K and BB stats. 

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Dec 12 '18

Call me old-school, but I prefer K/BB and K/9 over these new metrics.

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Dec 12 '18

K/W is easy to calculate with K% and BB% next to each other.

van wilhoite LVW
Dec 12 '18

Is BB% better than K/W?

I ask because we are at the limit of what we can show and we can't have both.

The pitcher's page used to have K/9 followed by K/W. Now, as you see, it's BB% followed by SO%.

For me, K/9 is more descriptive than SO%, but I reasoned that if we are going to express the walk rate, which a lot of people asked for, as BB/BFP, we should show the strikeout rate as SO/BFP. 

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 11 '18