STARTERS: PQS Trends & Targets

The Pure Quality Start (PQS) method is a tool to analyze the skills posted by starting pitchers in each game they pitch. It differs from the traditional Quality Start method because it focuses on a SP's skills instead of surface stats such as earned runs.

Using this method, starts are assigned a score based on criteria that you can find in the PQS section of our glossary.

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  For more information about the terms used in this article, see our Glossary Primer.