Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Introducing the [Rick] Porcellometer
For any loyal readers who remember the Celtics Tankometer in 2014, or the [Tim] Tebometer from 2011, I now give you the Porcellometer.
Pronounce it pour-sell-ah-met-er, like thermometer (not Porcello-meter). I've created it to portray my best guess at Rick Porcello's odds of winning the American League Cy Young. It's not a prediction of how likely I think he is to get the award, but rather what I believe his chances would be if it was handed out today--which in the first-ever addition of the Porcellometer is 64 percent.
It's a four-horse race at the moment (see above ESPN screenshot), with the main thing Porcello has working against him being his low strikeout total. However, he's also walked so few batters (an average of exactly one per start) that he still owns the best strikeout/walk ratio in the league. Combined with having four more wins than any of the other contenders, that makes him the clear favorite.
Porcello goes for an MLB-best 21st victory tonight against the Orioles.
posted at 1:20 PM