STARTERS: Very early command sub-indicator surgers, 2023

It's still risky to put significant stock into early-season skills, especially aggregate measures like strikeouts and walks. But looking into the components that drive them can be a helpful early-season exercise, since they represent larger sample sizes.

These starting pitchers have increased their swinging strike rates the most from 2022 to 2023:

For background on the command sub-indicators shown above, reference the following:

Let's take a closer look at several starting pitchers whose command sub-indicators are showing significant improvement so far in 2023.
 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

José Berríos (RHP, TOR) seems primed...

Almost!

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