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Sixty Feet, Six Inches: Team effects on starters II

Updated: June 7, 2007, 5:58 PM ET
By David Young | Special to ESPN.com

Last week we looked at three elements of starting pitching in the National League -- team success, starter talent and bullpen performance -- to determine which pitchers are best situated for success and might be worth a pickup. This week we'll do the same for the American League. Note that the statistics are for starters only and include all games played through Wednesday ("BP ERA" is the team's bullpen ERA):

TEAM G W L ERA WHIP K/9 K/BB HR/9 IP/G BP ERA

BAL 53 18 17 3.77 1.33 6.65 1.60 0.78 5.90 4.65

BOS 52 29 15 3.98 1.27 7.19 2.70 0.86 6.21 3.07

CWS 48 15 17 4.22 1.26 5.88 2.00 1.06 6.22 5.19

CLE 51 23 12 4.54 1.36 5.15 2.40 1.24 6.10 4.11

DET 52 21 11 3.94 1.39 5.41 1.80 1.09 6.01 5.30

KC 54 11 24 4.76 1.49 4.97 1.60 1.00 5.67 4.91

LAA 54 30 17 3.72 1.37 6.92 2.30 0.94 6.04 3.83

MIN 52 19 19 4.56 1.41 7.04 2.50 1.35 5.88 3.21

NYY 51 16 20 4.71 1.42 4.71 1.50 1.19 5.36 4.48

OAK 52 18 16 3.18 1.18 6.13 2.20 0.81 6.21 4.04

SEA 49 19 22 5.51 1.53 5.64 2.00 0.89 5.57 3.37

TB 51 13 17 5.58 1.51 6.09 2.20 1.35 5.76 5.37

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