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John Means Stats: Is John Means a Good Pitcher?

John Means Stats

Career stats
Year
Team
GP
CG
ER
SO
W
L
Sv
WHIP
ERA
2021
Orioles
26
1
59
134
6
9
0
1.03
3.62
2020
Orioles
10
0
22
42
2
4
0
0.98
4.53
2019
Orioles
31
0
62
121
12
11
0
1.14
3.60
2018
Orioles
1
0
5
4
0
0
0
1.80
13.50
Career
68
1
148
301
20
24
0
1.08
3.82

 

Is John Means a Good Pitcher?

As a 28-year-old starter, he is already the most valued pitcher on the Orioles roster, with three years of team control remaining after this season.




A valuable asset, because that’s what he’s been as a major league starter the entire time. I think he’s worth maintaining if he’s been like this recently.

Since the beginning of the year, he’s been one of the finest starts in the league. With at least 220 innings under his belt, Means’ 3.56 ERA was 18th among the 56 pitchers who met that criterion as of Sunday afternoon.



In spite of a high fly ball rate of 48.7 percent, he was able to keep the ball in the park with an 11.7 percent home run/fly ball rate, which was the 13th-lowest walk rate within that group.

That kind of performance earned him an All-Star nod in 2019 and helped him establish himself as a mainstay in the rotation, but manager Brandon Hyde was adamant that Means must improve further.

He did so at the end of 2020 and continued to do so in a substantial fashion through April of this year as well.

On Sept. 8, he went back on track and has been on a completely different level since, despite the fact that Means’ 2020 was going off the rails.

Means had the fourth-best ERA of any pitcher who has thrown at least 30 innings since then entering Sunday’s game.



He had a 0.78 WHIP before allowing five base runners in six-and-a-third innings on Sunday.

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