Sarris: Hughes, Shoemaker, and the limits of K-BB

From SABR member Eno Sarris at FanGraphs on May 26, 2015:

Yes, the best in-season ERA estimator is strikeouts minus walks. You can use that tidbit to find a few sleepers in season, for sure.

But when you look at Matt Shoemaker and Phil Hughes right now, you realize there are perils when it comes to using the stat in the offseason. And really, you may start to see some of the limits of the stat even when it comes to in-season work.

 Take a quick look at the K-BB leaderboard, with a few choice stats added in that will help provide context for our ‘sleepers.’

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Originally published: May 30, 2015. Last Updated: May 30, 2015.