Cubs Quick Hits: Carl Edwards Jr. Has Best Whiff Rate Among All RHP
This post is going to be short and sweet in order to let the facts really get in there and marinate your brain.
The fact is, no other right-handed pitcher in baseball has a better whiff rate than Carl Edwards Jr.‘s 38.8 percent. Not Edwin Diaz. Not Dellin Betances. Not Craig Kimbrel.
CJ is in the midst of a phenomenal year in which he’s struck out nearly 15 batters per nine innings while only walking a shade over four per nine frames. That has fostered a stellar 3.10 ERA and 2.08 FIP. His numbers could fet even stronger if he continues to induce so many whiffs.