Which pitching statistic is most meaningful?
Earned Run Average.... 33%
Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched.... 18%
Inherited Runners Allowed to Score.... 6%
Innings Pitched.... 6%
Padre Chris Young (left) led the majors in ERA (1.93) and WHIP (0.99) through
Sunday; the A's Dan Haren (right) had an AL-best 2.54 ERA .... While 46% of
starters chose ERA, relievers' top choice was WHIP (23.5%).
[Based on a survey of 212 major league pitchers] ? For
an expanded version of the poll go to SI.com/players.