Swol: How 2016 AL starting pitchers were acquired

From SABR member John Swol at Twins Trivia on October 10, 2016:

Now that the 2016 regular season is over it is time to take a look at the American League starting staffs and see how the teams acquired their starting pitchers. In this case I am only going to look at pitchers that started 10 or more games for their teams. Several of the pitchers appear on more than one team.

This past season there were 95 pitchers in the American League that started 10 games or more games for their teams. The wild-card-winning Baltimore Orioles and the worst team in baseball, the Minnesota Twins, each had eight pitchers with at least 10 starts, on the other end of the spectrum the wild card winning Toronto Blue Jays and the 69 win Oakland A’s each had only five starters with 10 or more starts.

The 95 pitchers that had 10 or more starts were acquired by their team in one of five ways, being drafted, signed as an amateur free agent, acquired in a trade, signed as a Free Agent (FA), or being acquired on waivers. Here is how the acquisitions break down.

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Originally published: October 10, 2016. Last Updated: October 10, 2016.