Inside the Numbers: Pineda's potential

January, 13, 2012
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Our invaluable info people, Mark Simon and Katie Sharp, were kind enough to pass along some insight. I have highlighted the best stuff.

* For Michael Pineda, 2011 was tale of two halves. He was great in the first, not so much in the second.

* He was 8-6 with a 3.03 ERA in the first half. In the second, he was 1-4 with a 5.12.

* He was great at Safeco (5-4, 2.92 ERA) , not so great on the road (4-6, 4.40).

* He strikes out a lot of guys, finishing seventh in all of baseball with 9.1 K's per nine innings.

* He throws really, really hard. His fastball averaged 94.5 mph, which was fifth-highest in the game.

* Righties can't hit the guy, as he they had a major league worst .184 average against him.

* Lastly, this is a great list. Here are the most strikeouts in their Age 22 season or younger in the Divisional Era (since 1969):

1984 Dwight Gooden (276)
1998 Kerry Wood (233)
1969 Tom Griffen (200)
1986 Bobby Witt (174)
2011 Michael Pineda (173)
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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WINS LEADER
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OTHER LEADERS
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