Statistics

Statistics are an important part of our work. Statistics can provide a base for which a lot of assumptions can be made. However, I should point out that a group of numbers are not stand-alone, gospel truth, set in stone of and by themselves. Statistics can however, with a lot of intuition and reasoning, support a series of decisions that aid and assist both the pitcher and his/her coach(s).

Below are some NCAA Division schools and their web sites that contain statistics for both the pitching staff and their club in total. You’ll notice that when comparing one school against the other and even one division against the other, most fall pretty close in line with the norm in that group/division. Some even match a higher or lower division, number to number. Take note for example the IP-innings pitched, ERA-earned run average, BB-base on balls, SO- strike outs, and so forth.

And while you’re at it, see how your numbers match up.

Don’t know what all the abbreviations mean? These web sites can help:
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/stats4.shtml
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/glossary.shtml
http://baseballtips.com/glossary.html

NCAA DIV I
http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2008-2009/teamcume.html
http://www.mgoblue.com/baseball/article.aspx?id=178576
http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2008-2009/ncaa1.html
http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2008-2009/teamcume.html
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/bc/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2009stats.pdf

NCAA DIV II
http://www.aicyellowjackets.com/custompages/base/200809/teamcume.htm
http://www.bentley.edu/athletics/stats/baseball/2009/unhben-n.htm
http://goaggies.cameron.edu/uploads/nd/Kp/ndKpgnh7LUufzspXZNpQRw/Baseball-Season-Stats.pdf

http://www.saintjoe.edu/athletics/stats/?team_id=194#TEAM.MLB

NCAA DIV III
http://www.albright.edu/athletics/stats/2008-09/Baseball/teamcume.html
http://www.alma.edu/repository/athletics/bb609teamcume.htm
http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/Athletics/base09/teamcume.htm
http://abacus.bates.edu/sports/base/09/TEAMCUME.HTM
http://www.dbq.edu/udathletics/baseball.cfm

http://www.ferrumpanthers.com/custompages/Baseball/2009/teamcume.htm

You can find a college or university near you by addressing this web site and enter the NCAA division of your choice then scroll down the list of institutions listed. http://web1.ncaa.org/onlineDir/exec/divisionListing

Coach B.