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Pitcher Abuse Points

Which starting pitchers are being ridden like rented mules?  Let's check out the Baseball Prospectus stat Pitcher Abuse Points Per Start (minimum 75 IP).

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Justin Verlander - 10 starts in the 110-121 pitch range, and two more beyond that.  In his career, Verlander is yet to have an impressive second half.
  3. Gil Meche
  4. Kevin Millwood - Big contract incentive for Millwood to pitch 50 more innings this year.
  5. Edwin Jackson - Another notch in Jim Leyland's belt, this time with a 25 year-old.  Jackson's pro innings high was 183.3 last year with the Rays; if he makes 32 starts he could top 210.  Even if his arm does hold up, you almost have to consider selling high simply because you know he probably won't repeat his 2.52 first-half ERA.
  6. Adam Wainwright
  7. Ubaldo Jimenez
  8. C.C. Sabathia
  9. Chad Billingsley
  10. Ian Snell
  11. Cliff Lee
  12. Kyle Davies
  13. Yovani Gallardo
  14. Tim Lincecum
  15. Josh Beckett
  16. Barry Zito
  17. Wandy Rodriguez
  18. A.J. Burnett
  19. Livan Hernandez
  20. Aaron Harang

Which pitchers do you see breaking down in the second half?

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