Last week I pointed out that the Phillies excelled at preventing walks last year. While Roy Halladay led the charge, the pitchers other than Halladay were exceptionally good at preventing walks as well.

In 2010, NL pitchers combined to throw 23,088 1/3 innings and walked 8,508 batters. That’s a walk rate of 3.32 per nine innings. They faced 99,037 batters — 8,508 walks is a walk rate of 8.59%.

Here’s the list of 2010 Phillies that had a walk rate of less than 3.32 per nine innings and those who walked less than 8.59% of the batters they faced:

IP BB BB/9 BF BB % BF BB
Andrew Carpenter
Roy Halladay
Jamie Moyer
Joe Blanton
Ryan Madson
Roy Oswalt
Kyle Kendrick
Jose Contreras
Cole Hamels
Vance Worley
David Herndon
Nelson Figueroa
3.0
250.7
111.7
175.7
53.0
82.7
180.7
56.7
208.7
13.0
52.3
26.0
0
30
20
43
13
21
49
16
61
4
17
9
0
1.1
1.6
2.2
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.8
2.9
3.1
Andrew Carpenter
Roy Halladay
Jamie Moyer
Joe Blanton
Ryan Madson
Kyle Kendrick
Roy Oswalt
Jose Contreras
Cole Hamels
David Herndon
Vance Worley
14
993
460
765
217
771
316
233
856
232
51
0
30
20
43
13
49
21
16
61
17
4
0.00%
3.02%
4.35%
5.62%
5.99%
6.36%
6.65%
6.87%
7.13%
7.33%
7.84%
Totals 1214 283 2.10 4908 274 5.58%

Those lists are not ordered the same, but they contain the same pitchers with the exception of Nelson Figueroa. In his 26 innings with the Phils last year, Figueroa walked nine, giving him a rate of walks per nine innings better than 3.32 batters per nine innings even though he walked more than 8.59% of the batters he faced.

Here’s the list of the guys who had a walk rate worse than 3.32 batters per nine or who walked more than 8.59% of the batters that they faced:

IP BB BB/9 BF BB % BF BB
Chad Durbin
Danys Baez
Antonio Bastardo
Brad Lidge
Mike Zagurski
J.A. Happ
J.C. Romero
Scott Mathieson
Nate Robertson
68.7
47.7
18.7
45.7
7.0
15.3
36.7
1.7
1.0
27
23
9
24
5
12
29
2
2
3.5
4.3
4.3
4.7
6.4
7
7.1
10.8
18
Nelson Figueroa
Chad Durbin
Antonio Bastardo
Danys Baez
Brad Lidge
Mike Zagurski
Scott Mathieson
J.C. Romero
J.A. Happ
Nate Robertson
104
291
86
216
193
34
12
171
70
10
9
27
9
23
24
5
2
29
12
2
8.65%
9.28%
10.47%
10.65%
12.44%
14.71%
16.67%
16.96%
17.14%
20.00%
Totals for group 242.3 133 4.94 1083 133 12.28%
Team totals for 2010 1456.3 416 2.57 5991 407 6.79%

A couple of things stick out when you compare the good walks group to the bad walks group. The first is how much more frequently the good walks group pitched than the bad walks group. By innings pitched, the good walk group of pitchers threw about 83.4% of the total innings thrown by the Phillies in 2010. By batters faced is was about 81.9%.

The second thing is how much better the good group was than the first. By walks per nine innings, the bad group walked about 2.35 times as many hitters. By percentage of walks per batter faced it was about 2.20 times as many.

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