This has to be the dumbest stat problem I've ever heard. Does anyone have a good explanation for why they wouldn't want hit batters to be included in walks plus hits per innings pitched?
this is just one stat. It's actually a very good predictive stat. If a guy had a low whip and a high ERA in the previous year he almost always has a better ERA the next year. And conversely, if a player had a high WHIP and low ERA the previous season he almost always has a worse ERA the next season.
also, there's another stat that does include the walks and HBP if that's your thing. Opponents OBP.
This post was edited on 4/7 at 10:53 am