It’s still very early in the season and Roy Halladay has just four starts under his belt, but it’s hard not to pick up on some of the incredibly dominating stats he’s putting up. Let’s take a look at some of those crazy-good numbers:
- 2 complete games: Only 11 other pitchers have one and they include C.J Wilson, David Huff, and Mitch Talbot.
- His 33 innings and 28 strikeouts in 4 starts leads the majors.
- His BABIP (Batting Average/Balls in Play) is actually at .282, well above some of the other top pitchers in baseball such as Tim Lincecum (.250), Adam Wainwright (.194) and C.C. Sabathia (.204). His peripherals would be even better with a BABIP closer to those hurlers.
- His 9.33 k/BB ratio is by far the best in baseball. He’s issued 3 free passes, which would put him on pace for roughly 26 in a 34 start season.
- He has gone to a 2-0, 3-0, or 3-1 count just 5 times in four starts. In those AB’s, he’s given up no hits.
- Hitters have managed just an .087 average with RISP. The guy hunkers down when he needs to.
- Halladay is on pace to throw 382 innings. Reachable? You never know with this guy.
- Doc is barely breaking a sweat. His pitches thrown per outing: 88, 111, 100, 113 – an average of 103 per game.
- Strikes? He throws a lot of those too. Try 69 percent of his pitches thrown.