Brandon Webb won the 2006 NL Cy Young award
at age 27 and finished second in Cy Young voting in each of the next two years. Through age 29, Webb had amassed 10.3 career pWOPA and 18.5 career pWORL.
How does that stack up in historical context?
The next table shows the career records of major-league pitchers older than Webb for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records whose career pWOPA and pWORL were each within one of Webb through age 29.
Interestingly, although The Candy Man pitched until he was 39 years old, his last season with at least 30 starts came at the same age as it did for Webb, age 29 (although he started 28 games at age 30). Anyway, I thought it turned out to be an interesting comp.
All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.
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