Comments on: Derek Lowe: 30 GS 175 IP ERA+ 110. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/902 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/902/comment-page-1#comment-5763 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 17:10:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=902#comment-5763 But he hasn't been on it before his career. He only started taking it this decade. And it is possible that his success on the field is because he's better able to focus.

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By: Jgeller http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/902/comment-page-1#comment-5762 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 01:53:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=902#comment-5762 Oh no, I've taken Ritalin prescribed by a doctor since kindergarten. i'm cheating if i ever make the majors!
for all we know, he's been on it before his baseball career. taking on a fight against Adderall and Ritalin would be too much a headache.

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/902/comment-page-1#comment-5757 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 22:42:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=902#comment-5757 You're all going to kill me for this one...but Derek Lowe has been using Adderall during that stretch of time. Yes, I know it is prescribed, and okayed by MLB, but Adderall is Adderall. It is banned in the Olympics, and I believe it is banned by MLB. Why would anyone use Adderall illegally? Read here: http://www.newsweek.com/id/108730

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/902/comment-page-1#comment-5751 Tue, 02 Dec 2008 00:16:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=902#comment-5751 I wasn't looking to evaluate Lowe. My main interest was to see how many of those pitchers were able to keep it up. If you're looking for pitchers who were similar to Lowe from ages 32-35 try Tom Candiotti and Dennis Martinez. Both of those pitchers say Derek Lowe more than the ones above.
http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/ecHE

From that point on Candiotti would pitch 903 more innings with an ERA+ of 93. Martinez would throw 1288.2 with an ERA+ 121.

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/902/comment-page-1#comment-5749 Mon, 01 Dec 2008 22:29:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=902#comment-5749 It is impressive company, but this resembles a common trap that Bill James warned of. It is easy to select a group of statistical milestones that a player meets to group him with other obviously superior players. I haven't checked the seasons by the other players above, but I'd guess that most of them exceed those lower limits by more than Lowe's do.

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By: whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/902/comment-page-1#comment-5748 Mon, 01 Dec 2008 17:08:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=902#comment-5748 If you go back before 1901, you can add Cy Young to the list. He matched those marks for 6 of the next 7 seasons as well -- the year he missed was because of a bad ERA+ (86 in 1906).

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By: Jgeller http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/902/comment-page-1#comment-5747 Mon, 01 Dec 2008 01:16:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=902#comment-5747 Look what company Lowe is in. 6 Hall of Famers. 1 Future Hall of Famer (Maddux). and Kevin Brown who's pretty damn good, maybe/maybe not Hall of Fame (not asking for a debate). Derek Lowe could be one of the more underrated starters of all time.

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