Numbers on Steroids: Andy Pettitte

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Numbers on Steroids is a look at baseball players during the 90s to see if anything screams out at you.

Mr. Andy Pettitte has already been found guilty and admitted using HGH. However, he just said that he used it twice and for the most part been off the hook. Let's take a deep dive into Andy's stats and see if there are a few hidden demons lurking.

Averages Say: The Late Prime

Strikeouts Say: All of a Sudden He's K Happy

Explaining It Away
There's a few ways to explain it away. He showed great numbers early in his career so perhaps the poor performances of 98-00 were just do to some nagging injuries or lost command as the walk rate went way down from 01 and on. Perhaps you could also explain it away as Clemens got there and he learned to take care of his body. And perhaps the last option is that he went to the NL and that really prolonged his prime thanks to weaker competition.

The Verdict

The problem with the logic above is that everyone thinks Clemens took roids, they were always around each other, and his resurgence directly correlates to Clemens being in the Bronx. So...

Andy and Roger were definitely sticking something in their asses...

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