Q: Which is a better measure of a baseball pitcher his ERA or his WHIP?

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A lower one because whip is walks + hits / innings pitched. so the less the walks and hits the lower the whip.

WHIP stands for Walks plus Hits per Inning Pitched and is a relatively new statistic for pitchers. Add the number of walks a pitcher allows to the number of hits a pitcher allows and divide by the number of innings pitched. This gives you the pitcher's WHIP. Like ERA, the lower the WHIP the better. Example: A pitcher has pitched 100 innings, given up 30 walks and 90 hits. Add the number of walks allowed to the number of hits allowed (30 + 90 = 120) and divide by the number of innings pitched (120 / 100 = 1.2). The pitcher's WHIP is 1.2.

WHIP is an abbreviation for 'Walks plus Hits per Inning Pitched'. It is a relatively new statistic in baseball that shows, approximately, how many baserunners a pitcher allows per inning. WHIP is calculated by adding the number of base hits a pitcher allows with the number of walks a pitcher allows and then dividing the sum by the number of innings the pitcher has pitched. For example, there is a pitcher who has pitched 200 innings, given up 175 base hits and 84 walks. You would add the number of base hits to the number of walks (175 + 84 = 259) and divide by the number of innings pitched (259/200 = 1.295). The pitcher's WHIP is 1.295. The lower the WHIP, the better the pitcher has pitched. Any pitcher that has a WHIP less than 1.000 has had a great season. The lowest WHIP in MLB history was Pedro Martinez of the Boston Red Sox in the 2000 season. He pitched 217 innings, gave up 128 base hits and 32 walks for a WHIP of 0.737.

Ewell Blackwell was nicknamed "The Whip" but he mostly pitched for the Reds, and never the Pirates.

Not necessarily. A pitcher could have a decent ERA but give up several hits and walks an inning. An adequate way to evaluate a pitcher would be to look at his WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched), along with ERA

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WHIP is a new statistic for pitchers and it means Walks plus Hits per Inning Pitched. You add up the number of hits allowed and add to the number of walks allowed and divide by innings pitched. If a pitcher has walked 50 batters and given up 150 hits and pitched 180 innings, the WHIP would be calculated as (50 + 150) / 180 which equals 1.11.

The Whip is much better in terms of speed, accuracy and damage.

It stands for Walks/Hits innings pitched. It is pretty much a stat that shows on average how many base runners a pitcher will allow per inning pitched.

yes it is, but a whip is more expensive. i have a whip and its awesome. but u can check the attack bonnuses if your not sure

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Mustard is definetly better for you then miracle whip.... So many saturated fats in miracle whip soo little time ya know?! lol