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By The Numbers: Stockton Pitching Staff

For the first half of the 2009 season, the Stockton Ports' pitching staff finished in the middle of the California League in pitching with a 4.60 ERA. Nathaniel Stoltz takes a closer look at the individual pitchers on the Ports' staff to see whose ERAs are an accurate assessment of their performance thus far this season, and whose are misleading.

Scott Hodsdon has posted BABIPs above .330 for three straight years. With that consistency, it's tempting to think he's doing something wrong to be that hittable, but his batted-ball splits actually indicate that he should have BABIPs in the .290 range. Hodsdon's ERA should be a run lower than it is, but that still only makes him a 4.78 ERA pitcher. He may need a move to the bullpen to find upper...

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