If we pick a pitcher up with the season already in course, how are their IP and overall pitch count available affected by the time that has passed during the season.
I gather that any previous pitching they did for the team - possibly in a totally different league, does not affect their IP, but what about the advance of the season in course that they then join on waivers?
I just picked up Preacher Roe 1951 on waivers as a fourth starter, as I had previously had an unwieldy tandem in place.
The team has played 76 games already and is 36-40 and 8 games behind the division leader, but has been on a winning streak.
The team scores a lot of runs (Coors Field - they have scored 72 runs in the last 7 games, winning 6 of 7), so I need a starter who can keep the team in the game and give me innings, not someone who pitches 5 2/3 innings and keeps the other team to 1-2 runs.
Roe has 266 IP and 7.56 IP/G, which are both pretty high - he seems like just what I need. He will probably give up 4-5 runs a game, maybe more, but I think this team can deal with that.
But how many of those 266 innings do I really have available at this point in the season ? If all of them, then I would calculate (using the simpler of the two methods explicated by contrarian23 in his thread on setting pitch counts):
266 + 10% bonus = 292
292 times 15 pitches per inning = 4,380
Now here comes the hard part - in reality, he will likely, as one of four starters with 86 games left pitch in 22 of them, in which case:
4,380 divided by 22 = 199.1, so let's say 200 pitches which is ridiculous, so I assume the SIM calculates it per 162 even in this case, so lets say that as one of four starters he would have, had he started the season with the team, pitched in 41 games, in which case:
4,380 divided by 41 = 106.8 which seems pretty reasonable - that would be 7 innings a game.
Since his IP/G is 7.56, which times 15 pitches an inning would come to 113.4 I would set his TPC at 105 and his maximum pitch count at 115.
Have I miscalculated here? Can I use him for more because the SIM will know that there are not 162 games? Less because I have missed something?
Thanks whomever can give some advice here.