STARTERS: One Split Away—BPV None On/Runners On

Let's continue our one-split-away series by looking at BPV posted by starting pitchers with the bases empty vs. runners on base.

It seems intuitive that a SP's skills would be better while pitching with the bases empty, since he can throw from a full windup and concentrate solely on the batter.

But some SP own incredibly extreme skill splits between these two situations, and others actually perform better when pitching from the stretch.

First, the guys who have displayed significantly better skills with the bases empty...

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