Even for fans who have a more traditional outlook when it comes to statistics, baseball is still a game of numbers. And for those who do embrace advanced statistics, they know there’s a lot more to these numbers than what meets the eye.
For better or worse, peripheral statistics expose the true performances of pitchers and hitters alike.
For instance, free agent Edinson Volquez led the league in earned runs in 2013. But considering the ground-baller pitched with the second-worst defense behind him, Volquez didn’t stand much of a chance for success last season.
Read on to see all of the 2014 MLB free agents whose statistics don’t tell the truth.