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Quality Starts

When researching the Cardinals starting pitching staff over at Whiteyball, I found that the starters only had a 48% Quality Start Percentage in 2008.  The following table shows our top 5 pitchers and a few durability stats:

Pitcher IP QS QS%
Kyle Loshe 200.00 20 61%
Braden Looper 199.00 15 45%
Todd Wellemeyer 191.67 17 53%
Joel Pineiro 148.67 12 48%
Adam Wainwright 132.00 12 60%

The 48% number was brought down by 19 starts pitched by below replacement level players who decreased the overall number greatly.

My questions to the VEB community are as follows:

1.  Will the Cardinals improve on their quality start percentage in 2009?  (Remember, they have Carpenter, but may even have less pitching depth due to injury concerns)

2.  Of the 4 main starters from 2008, that are still on the team, who is most likely to improve?

3.  Who is most likely to regress?

Click here for background on the Cardinals 2008 quality starts, along with a comparison to 2005.

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