There are more advanced measures of a pitcher’s performance than plain old ERA, from FIP to SIERA to Statcast’s expected ERA (xERA)
Whereas his 4.01 SIERA would suggest that he’s pitched slightly better than his current ERA would show.
The White Sox rank second in the AL and fourth in MLB with a +113 run differential, good for a 61-37 expected record, three wins better than their actual record.
With that in mind, MLB.com enlisted five reporters to pick dark horse Cy Young Award candidates for 2021, with each selecting one pitcher per league.
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John Means wasn't a high Draft pick (11th round in 2014), and he wasn't a highly regarded prospect (No. 29 in the Orioles' system in 2017), so when he shockingly ... Yet another, SIERA, checks in with a 3.93.
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