Brandon Morrow: The K/9 King
Don't be fooled, sabermetrics can be simple too!
SABR has provided us with some complex statistics to interpret baseball production, but sometimes we need to take a step back and look at some simple stats to uncover telling information.
In Pt. 3 of our Sabermetric Series, we're looking at K/9 (strikeouts per nine innings) and how to use it for fantasy baseball ownage.
There is no better counting statistic to measure the dominance of a pitcher than the strikeout. The strikeout is one of the few statistics which allows a pitcher show his skills, compared to statistics where defense is a factor.
It's no coincidence that the league leaders in strikeouts make up a list of the "who's who" in our fantasy game. But to look simply at the number of strikeouts a pitcher tallies would devalue pitchers who have thrown in a limited number of innings.
Say hello to K/9.