VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
BOX/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
September Pitchers Report
Editor's Note: Don't miss out on pro baseball winners from Marc Lawrence on VegasInsider.com. Click to win!

Much like our waistlines after a tasty Labor Day barbeque, MLB rosters have expanded to accommodate September, the final month of the season.

And as College Football and the NFL crash onto the scene, MLB pitchers take the final spotlight in hopes of leading their teams on to the playoff trail. The question is which ones can we count on and which ones figure to be candidates for offseason Weight Watchers meetings?

Check it out.

Listed below are hurlers that have enjoyed a two-to-one or better success ratio in team starts the last three seasons during the month of September. On the flip side, we’ve also listed pitchers that struggle in September team starts, winning 33% percent or less of their efforts.

To qualify pitchers must have made a minimum of 10 starts, with at least one start each September over the last three years.

Note: * designates a categorical repeat appearance by this pitcher, maintaining status quo from last season’s September’s list.

Enjoy the games.

GOOD MONTH PITCHERS:

Hendricks, Kyle - 10-3 (5-1 A)

The Cubs right-hander has been steadily dropping his ERA and if Chicago is indeed going to win the NL Central, they will need Hendricks to be a big factor.

*Jimenez, Ubaldo - 10-2 (7-1 H)

It seems like a miracle Jimenez can ever win. His oversized ERA only tells you how little starting pitching Baltimore has in their farm system. Maybe the Orioles will score a lot of runs at home like they have in the past for him.

*Kershaw, Clayton - 13-2 (8-1 A)

Kershaw is back off the DL and you know the Dodgers are hopeful he stays healthy until early November. He was 15-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his previous fifteen-team starts before being sidelined the third week in July.

Advertisement
Liriano, Francisco - 10-4 (4-1 H)

Liriano has been relegated to one inning relief duty for Houston and would only start if truly needed.

*Price, David - 14-2 (8-0 H)

Price has been working at the end of August on throwing from distances of 105 to 120 feet. After that Price starts mixing in breaking balls on a flat surface from 60 feet and six inches before he can graduate to the mound. The timetable is still this month for his return.

Strasburg, Stephen - 7-3 (3-0 A)

Strasburg has looked good since returning from injury last month. Much like Kershaw, if Washington is going to win in September and October, he has to be electric.

Verlander, Justin - 11-5 (6-2 H)

For a second straight season Verlander, after a mediocre first half, become a force in the second portion of the season. Expect this competitive right-hander to give his all even on a rotten Detroit club.

*Zimmermann, Jordan - 8-4 (4-1 A)

Don't expect Zimmermann to duplicate his numbers of the past this month. With an ERA over 6, allowing 1.24 hits per inning and already close to 30 homers surrendered, not sure where he becomes a force again.

BAD MONTH PITCHERS:

Archer, Chris - 5-10 (3-6 H)

All the talent is there, it's just that Archer has never put it all together. Granted, he's been on average at best clubs, yet given his ability and numbers, at 27, he should be overcoming mental lapses.

Hammel, Jason - 4-9 (1-5 A)

Pretty much a five-inning starter who falls off the cliff in hurry when the sixth rolls around, even if he is going well. It has been years since Hammel pitched well in the second half of a season.

*Leake, Mike - 4-12 (1-8 A)

On June 30th, Leake had an ERA of 2.97. Now he's starts September at 4.25. His problem, not missing bats, giving up an unfathomable 1.6 base hits an inning. Look for more of the same in September.

Nelson, Jimmy - 3-9 (1-4 A)

Over his career, Nelson has shown a tendency to wear down in the second half. The way he's trending since the All-Star break, it looks like deja vu all over again.

*Sale, Chris - 3-11 (1-7 A)

This season Sale has been outstanding against every team but Cleveland. Now on a strong club and having to pitch meaning contests late in the year, let's see if he does a better job. Note: Sale's White Sox teams had a 7-18 record in his September starts.

  
HEADLINES
· BetDSI: Props - Bryce Harper
· BetDSI: Props - Manny Machado
· Former Rangers closer Tolleson retires
· D-backs sign Flores to 1-year deal
· LeMahieu on role: 'Bring a lot of gloves'
· Lowrie, Mets finalize $20M contract
· Marty Brennaman will retire after 2019
· Dozier signs with Nats, hopes to make run
· Shepard taking over Tigers play-by-play
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2018 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Rickenbach + 4128
NeiltheGreek + 3240
Kyle Hunter + 2404
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last 7 Days  
   
   
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 2377
NeiltheGreek + 1885
Joe Nelson + 1076
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Rickenbach + 2951
Bill Marzano + 2448
Matt Fargo + 1769
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 2463
Scott Rickenbach + 1952
NeiltheGreek + 1873
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Matt Fargo + 1511
Scott Rickenbach + 1487
Ben Burns + 1192
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership