PITCHERS WITH FALLING K RATES; SHOULD YOU WORRY?

Thomas McFeeley, Staff Writer June 20, 2013

At the end of May, in this column, I examined pitchers who have improved their K/9 rates by a notable margin. I found, however, that an increased K rate only accompanied a lower ERA in just over half of those pitchers.

Despite a dropping K rate, James Shields shouldn't look over his shoulder; he'll be fine. Photo credit: paulmgardner

Despite a dropping K rate, James Shields shouldn’t look over his shoulder; he’ll be fine. Photo credit: paulmgardner

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