Not Your Typical Pitching Stats

You know I'm mildy obsessed with PITCHf/x.  I often present this metric or that metric, this pitcher, that pitch.  Today I'm going with some of those familiar metrics, but by pitcher (not pitch) and using them to build some "2009 Leaderboards".  The stats are below the fold, here's what you'll get.

Regular season 2009 in two groups (450+ pitches, 200-499 pitches), whiff rate, IWZ (rate of pitches in a zone defined by a two-foot plate and the hitter's top/bottoms averaged over all their PITCHf/x plate appearances), Chase (swing rate out of the wide zone), nkSLG (total bases divided by balls in play, includes home runs), A:B (ratio of 0-1 to 1-0 counts), and the now popular rv100 (run value per 100 pitches, lower is better for pitchers).

450+ 200 to 449
Whiff Whiff
Rich Harden 0.306 Francisco Rodriguez 0.367
Jonathan Sanchez 0.288 Kiko Calero 0.365
Johan Santana 0.284 Brad Lidge 0.349
Ryan Dempster 0.279 Michael Wuertz 0.337
John Danks 0.277 Jonathan Broxton 0.336
Zack Greinke 0.266 Matt Thornton 0.324
Justin Verlander 0.264 Joel Hanrahan 0.322
Javier Vazquez 0.257 Scott Downs 0.321
Dan Haren 0.252 Mark DiFelice 0.321
Jon Lester 0.252 Andrew Bailey 0.309
IWZ IWZ
Roy Halladay 0.599 Ramon Troncoso 0.619
Josh Johnson 0.599 Justin Masterson 0.604
Randy Wolf 0.594 Sean Gallagher 0.596
Kevin Slowey 0.593 Jesse Carlson 0.596
Zach Duke 0.593 Mark DiFelice 0.593
Ted Lilly 0.591 Jason Motte 0.589
Felix Hernandez 0.587 Scott Baker 0.587
Dana Eveland 0.585 Edward Mujica 0.584
Jarrod Washburn 0.584 Dustin Moseley 0.583
Cliff Lee 0.576 Buddy Carlyle 0.580
Chase Chase
Johan Santana 0.346 Russ Springer 0.433
Shairon Martis 0.342 Luke Gregerson 0.430
Ryan Dempster 0.341 Scott Downs 0.411
Koji Uehara 0.333 Matt Guerrier 0.398
Justin Verlander 0.333 Juan Gutierrez 0.380
Kevin Slowey 0.321 Mark DiFelice 0.374
Felix Hernandez 0.320 Angel Guzman 0.365
Edwin Jackson 0.319 Rafael Betancourt 0.364
Aaron Harang 0.314 Michael Wuertz 0.354
Jon Lester 0.311 Jonathan Broxton 0.350
nkSLG nkSLG
Tim Wakefield 0.314 Jonathan Broxton 0.174
Wandy Rodriguez 0.342 Andrew Bailey 0.182
Josh Johnson 0.349 Matt Palmer 0.263
Zack Greinke 0.364 Ramon Ramirez 0.279
Dan Haren 0.370 Ramon Troncoso 0.286
Johnny Cueto 0.370 Jesse Carlson 0.289
Jair Jurrjens 0.377 Danys Baez 0.306
Mark Buehrle 0.385 Brian Bannister 0.307
John Maine 0.385 Kiko Calero 0.314
Joe Saunders 0.386 Juan Cruz 0.314
A:B A:B
Dan Haren 2.000 Mark DiFelice 2.733
Javier Vazquez 1.932 Huston Street 2.467
Koji Uehara 1.849 Matt Thornton 2.462
Johan Santana 1.808 Jeff Weaver 1.941
Roy Halladay 1.779 Jordan Zimmermann 1.936
Kevin Slowey 1.674 Yusmeiro Petit 1.886
Randy Wolf 1.655 Ramon Troncoso 1.826
Adam Eaton 1.653 Rafael Betancourt 1.792
Max Scherzer 1.612 Kevin Gregg 1.783
A.J. Burnett 1.593 Jon Rauch 1.762
rv100 rv100
Johan Santana -3.1 Andrew Bailey -4.7
Dan Haren -3.1 Jonathan Broxton -4.5
Jered Weaver
-2.9 Danys Baez -4.4
Zack Greinke
-2.8 Ryan Franklin -4.0
Ted Lilly
-2.6 Michael Wuertz
-3.5
Josh Johnson
-2.6 Matt Guerrier
-3.5
Kevin Millwood -2.5 Scott Downs -3.5
Yovani Gallardo
-2.5 Clay Condrey
-3.3
Dave Bush -2.4 Mark DiFelice
-3.2
Jarrod Washburn
-2.3 Ramon Ramirez
-3.1
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