Royals and Spiders

Now, of course, we are dealing with a small sample size — you should always make the small sample size point when you are talking about barely a quarter of a baseball season — but I still want to show you something: The Cleveland rotation has a 3.49 FIP. For those of you who have forgotten or never cared to know, FIP — Fielding Independent Pitching — is essentially an ERA based entirely on the three things that many believe are greatly within a pitcher’s control: Walks, strikeouts and home runs.

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