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Control Changes

Today I've decided to chart pitchers who've seen their walk rate change drastically compared to '07.  I'll do a minimum 50 IP each year, hence Dontrelle Willis' absence.

Improved Control

NAME BB9_08 BB9_07 Diff
Chad Gaudin 2.25 4.52 -2.27
Brian Burres 2.87 4.91 -2.04
Livan Hernandez 1.56 3.48 -1.92
Cliff Lee 1.54 3.33 -1.79
Brett Tomko 1.96 3.63 -1.67
Ervin Santana 1.91 3.48 -1.57
Carlos Villanueva 2.65 4.17 -1.52
Jesse Litsch 1.41 2.92 -1.51
Kyle Lohse 2.13 3.54 -1.41
Carlos Zambrano 2.82 4.20 -1.38
Todd Wellemeyer 2.81 4.10 -1.29
Andrew Miller 4.24 5.48 -1.24
Daniel Cabrera 3.56 4.76 -1.20
Adam Wainwright 1.96 3.12 -1.16
Roy Halladay 1.05 1.92 -0.87
Jamie Moyer 2.16 2.98 -0.82

Worse Control

NAME BB9_08 BB9_07 Diff
Tom Gorzelanny 6.52 3.03 3.49
Fausto Carmona 5.90 2.55 3.35
Oliver Perez 6.20 4.02 2.18
Tom Glavine 5.01 2.88 2.13
Jeremy Bonderman 4.54 2.48 2.06
Miguel Batista 6.00 3.96 2.04
Daisuke Matsuzaka 5.34 3.52 1.82
Barry Zito 5.43 3.80 1.63
Ian Snell 4.52 2.94 1.58
Mark Hendrickson 3.60 2.13 1.47
Erik Bedard 4.26 2.82 1.44
C.C. Sabathia 2.76 1.38 1.38
Chris Young 5.00 3.75 1.25
Felix Hernandez 3.68 2.46 1.22
Kyle Kendrick 3.03 1.86 1.17
Jeff Suppan 4.12 2.96 1.16
Jeff Francis 3.71 2.63 1.08
Bronson Arroyo 3.67 2.69 0.98
Tim Wakefield 4.00 3.05 0.95
Ubaldo Jimenez 4.91 4.06 0.85
Justin Verlander 3.84 2.99 0.85
Chien-Ming Wang 3.50 2.66 0.84
Shawn Hill 3.14 2.31 0.83
Gil Meche 3.39 2.58 0.81


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