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THE NUMBER
March 26, 2012
4.37
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March 26, 2012

The Number

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4.37

The Reds' fielding independent pitching ERA last season, worst in the NL. High walk and home run rates drove up Cincy's FIP, which measures how effective a pitchers would be with a league-average D. Two Reds, Mike Leake (4.24) and Bronson Arroyo (5.70), were among the 94 starters who qualified for the FIP lead. They finished 73rd and last, respectively.

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