Last week, we looked at the pitchers that had seen the largest surge in strikeout rates while only showing a table of the ones with the largest drop in strikeout rate. This week, we will flip that script and create a table for the updated risers list while reviewing each of the pitchers showing a large decline.
First, an updated list of the top surgers in strikeout rate. This table shows all pitchers that have faced at least 70 batters this season and how their 2014 strikeout rate compares to what they did last season. By request, I included all pitchers this time and not just starting pitchers so you can see which relievers have made nice surges. Since this an article about the other side, feel free to ask questions in the comments section about anyone in the first table. I would ask you to take particular notice to a guy at the top of the list as he is a classic example of pitchers flourishing in the bullpen while struggling in the rotation. He could be a closer for many t
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