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San Francisco Giants 2016 Season Grades: Starting Pitchers

Sep 27, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) relieves starting pitcher Matt Moore (45) during the game against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) relieves starting pitcher Matt Moore (45) during the game against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 27, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) relieves starting pitcher Matt Moore (45) during the game against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 San Francisco Giants season grades have been underway for a few days now. So far we’ve covered the position player groupings, and are now moving on too the pitching staff.

For the San Francisco Giants, the pitching staff is has always been the strong-suit. The weight on pitcher’s grades will be relatively the same, with the grade being based on expectations, past performances and projected career trajectories. However, the weighted stats will be heavily on ERA, and WHIP.  To split hairs we’ll look at batting average against, xFIP, Pitching WAR, and K/BB ratio. K/BB ratio will come much more into play for bullpen pitchers than it will starters.

To be included in the grades, pitchers must have amassed a total of 20 appearances, with the exception of starters needing a minimum of 10 starts (presumably 50 days with the big league club).

Let’s get started!

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