Sarris: Chris Tillman, the Orioles, and rotation depth

From SABR member Eno Sarris at FanGraphs on February 16, 2017:

Chris Tillman has some aches in his shoulder, has recently received a shot, and may miss some time early in the season. That’s what’s been reported, at least. It might not be a big deal, considering that teams can skip a fifth starter’s spot in April and fudge their way through the month. It might be a big deal, though, once you consider the Orioles’ rotation depth relative to the rest of the league.

 A couple of years ago, Jeff Sullivan and I got into studying team depth for a bit. I looked at whether teams with good depth outperformed teams with worse depth, then Jeff Sullivan looked at starting pitching and depth. Then I looked at it again.

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Originally published: February 16, 2017. Last Updated: February 16, 2017.