Here’s the top 100 Starting Pitchers for 2014 as I currently have them. The categorical values are not 100% in context yet, because the standard deviations and means were only taken from this group of starters. This will change as we have a larger more significant sample. So the z-score sum & associated rankings used at this point should be taken with almost no salt. You can find the means and SD’s utilized if you scroll to the right in the first tab (5×5).
Unlike my previous SP rankings, I embedded this file into the site for your review so that you can open the different tabs for most of their peripherals. The tabs are as follows: 5×5 Categories; command (K/BB) related statistics; balls in play mix and associated values; and finally all of their expected ERA’s. My ERA (RBERA) starts with Stephen Staude’s new expected ERA but then incorporates SwStr% and LOB%. While LOB% is fluky year to year, it’s a known formula. I then adjust their outputted LOB% by league average LOB% and each individual’s career average LOB% prior to incorporating it into my ERA equation. Here are the top 100+ SP’s and their 2014 Projections: