Astros bullpen WHIP+: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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In this article we’ll take a look at the Houston Astros‘ bullpen’s WHIP+ numbers and key in on where we can expect improvement, or regression, in 2022. The first part, starters, along with an explanation of why I believe it’s an important statistic.

There are some surprising numbers in the Astros’ bullpen’s WHIP+, too.

Houston Astros, Pedro Baez
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Pedro Baez – 53

Injuries limited Pedro Baez to 4.1 innings in 2021, but I included him here because there’s a chance he plays a bigger role in 2021. Obviously, his WHIP+ won’t be 53 if he does and there are questions as to whether his velocity will return. That said, a lifetime WHIP of 1.091 over 360 innings is worth taking a chance on.