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Monday, June 12, 2017

Max Scherzer Has Reached 2,000 Strikeouts in the Fourth Fewest Amount of Innings

Great accomplishment, in the absolute sense, for sure.  He is an outstanding pitcher and in great company.

That said, does anyone measure the relative nature of this accomplishment?  My main question is the following:  How good is Scherzer's accomplishment in light of the fact that players are striking out with much greater frequency than they did when Pedro Martinez, #1 on the list, pitched and when many other strikeout kings did -- Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, etc.

It would be interesting to see an allowance for that frequency or lack thereof.


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