Friday, November 19, 2010

End of Season Review: Barry Zito


San Francisco Giants Barry Zito pitches in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park in San Francisco on October 2, 2010. Zito walked in two runs in the first and took the loss in the 4-2 game.  UPI/Terry Schmitt Photo via Newscom
If you are looking for a silver lining with Barry Zito here it is, he is hands down the best fifth starter in baseball.

If you have that as your frame of reference his season looks quite good. If you forget that he is the highest paid player it is really not that bad.

Year W L W-L% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2010 9 14 .391 4.15 34 33 1 0 199.1 184 97 92 20 84 150 98 1.344 8.3 0.9 3.8 6.8 1.79
Zito started off 2010 strong with some good pitching and even better luck. As the months past his luck came back to normal and he didn't quite have the same success. He posted an ERA of 1.53 in April and then couldn't get anything close to that again.

Zito was a serviceable enough player this season and seems to have recovered from the black hole of suck that was his first couple seasons with the Giants.

Let's all cross our fingers that he continues to be the best fifth starter in baseball.

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