ERA/FIP Differences: Better That it Looks

Below is a list of every pitcher (minimum of 100 IP) that had an FIP of one-half run or more lower than his ERA. These pitchers may have run into a bit of bad luck in 2010 and could see their fortunes turn in 2011.

Name BABIP ERA FIP Diff
Brandon Morrow 0.348 4.49 3.16 1.33
Josh Beckett 0.349 5.78 4.54 1.24
Nate Robertson 0.316 5.95 4.80 1.15
Jeff Francis 0.322 5.00 3.88 1.12
Jason Hammel 0.337 4.81 3.70 1.11
Craig Stammen 0.333 5.13 4.06 1.07
Francisco Liriano 0.340 3.62 2.66 0.96
James Shields 0.354 5.18 4.24 0.94
Paul Maholm 0.336 5.10 4.18 0.92
Kyle Davies 0.322 5.34 4.46 0.88
Brian Bannister 0.323 6.34 5.46 0.88
Luke Hochevar 0.320 4.81 3.93 0.88
Zack Greinke 0.314 4.17 3.34 0.83
Tim Wakefield 0.301 5.34 4.52 0.82
Yovani Gallardo 0.340 3.84 3.02 0.82
Chris Narveson 0.310 4.99 4.22 0.77
Justin Masterson 0.332 4.70 3.93 0.77
Zach Duke 0.347 5.72 4.95 0.77
Bud Norris 0.326 4.92 4.17 0.75
Scott Feldman 0.335 5.48 4.73 0.75
Aaron Harang 0.346 5.32 4.60 0.72
Homer Bailey 0.321 4.46 3.74 0.72
Kevin Correia 0.310 5.40 4.71 0.69
Ricky Nolasco 0.328 4.51 3.86 0.65
Daisuke Matsuzaka 0.292 4.69 4.05 0.64
Jeremy Bonderman 0.304 5.53 4.90 0.63
Gavin Floyd 0.329 4.08 3.46 0.62
Jake Peavy 0.289 4.63 4.01 0.62
Rick Porcello 0.312 4.92 4.31 0.61
Edwin Jackson 0.320 4.47 3.86 0.61
Cliff Lee 0.302 3.18 2.58 0.60
John Lackey 0.323 4.40 3.85 0.55
Aaron Cook 0.313 5.08 4.54 0.54
Scott Baker 0.329 4.49 3.96 0.53
Manny Parra 0.352 5.02 4.50 0.52
Chad Billingsley 0.313 3.57 3.07 0.50