This article is part of our Collette Calls series.
We are roughly a third into the season and some owners are getting antsy. They have lost patience with players they drafted who have started slowly. This is particularly true for pitchers because we are all too familiar with pitchers who get stuck in ruts that severely impact our ratios. We are seeing much more of it this year with the helium baseballs in play as Noah Syndergaard has a 4.45 ERA, J.A. Happ is up to 4.48, Aaron Nola is at 4.58, Zack Wheeler is at 4.61, Carlos Carrasco is 4.98, and Eduardo Rodriguez is an even 5.00.
Each of these guys were highly drafted coming into the season; some have earned it while others have pitched better than their actual outcomes. Let's look at a few guys who show up on the StatCast leaderboard that shows large differences between a pitcher's weighted on-base average (wOBA) and his expected wOBA (xwOBA) based on the quality of contact they have allowed plus their strikeouts and walks. There are pitchers below for both single-league owners as well as mixed-league owners.