MLB Baseball - Money Lost

Money Won
Pitcher Money Lost
Pitcher Games Money Lost ERA
Corey Kluber 17 -1017 3.64
Kyle Kendrick 17 -816 6.00
Jonathon Niese 15 -807 3.90
Alex Colome 13 -698 4.70
Jesse Chavez 14 -690 3.20
Francisco Liriano 16 -621 2.99
Aaron Harang 17 -553 4.08
Jerome Williams 14 -543 6.43
Clayton Kershaw 17 -523 3.08
Hector Noesi 5 -500 6.89
David Buchanan 5 -500 8.76
Joe Kelly 14 -460 5.66
Andrew Cashner 17 -446 4.23
R.A. Dickey 17 -427 5.02
Ross Detwiler 7 -415 7.12
CC Sabathia 16 -414 5.59
Jordan Lyles 10 -400 5.14
Justin Verlander 4 -400 6.75
TJ House 4 -400 13.15
Henderson Alvarez 4 -400 6.45
Yordano Ventura 12 -384 4.68
Mat Latos 14 -379 4.90
Eric Stults 8 -371 5.85
Roenis Elias 13 -367 4.27
Matt Garza 16 -364 5.64
David Hale 8 -364 5.89
Scott Kazmir 16 -356 2.56
Jered Weaver 15 -349 4.75
Jose Urena 7 -330 4.04
Jarred Cosart 8 -325 5.36
Wily Peralta 9 -325 4.00
Jesse Hahn 16 -319 3.35
David Phelps 13 -317 4.03
Chris Rusin 7 -309 4.27
Jake Peavy 3 -300 6.43
Hisashi Iwakuma 3 -300 6.61
Chris Capuano 3 -300 4.82
Josh Smith 3 -300 7.30
Trevor Cahill 3 -300 7.52
Doug Fister 10 -291 4.34
Anibal Sanchez 17 -286 4.65
Jimmy Nelson 17 -281 4.59
Stephen Strasburg 13 -266 5.16
Lance McCullers 10 -259 2.16
James Paxton 10 -258 2.93
Clay Buchholz 17 -255 3.27
Robbie Ray 7 -254 2.55
Bud Norris 11 -252 6.63
Mike Leake 17 -249 4.39
J.A. Happ 16 -249 3.93
Kyle Lohse 17 -244 6.25
Ian Kennedy 15 -243 4.84
Chase Anderson 16 -234 3.71
Mike Wright 6 -231 5.16
Rick Porcello 16 -222 6.08
Jason Hammel 16 -222 2.89
Drew Pomeranz 8 -218 3.65
Chase Whitley 4 -210 4.19
Jose Quintana 16 -209 3.81
Kyle Lobstein 8 -209 4.34
Steven Wright 4 -208 4.15
Nathan Karns 17 -202 3.21
Buck Farmer 2 -200 10.45
Chris Bassitt 2 -200 2.95
Anthony Ranaudo 2 -200 5.83
Matt Boyd 2 -200 14.84
Homer Bailey 2 -200 5.56
Chad Billingsley 4 -194 7.71
John Danks 15 -193 4.74
Kyle Ryan 4 -172 4.55
Jaime Garcia 7 -170 1.69
Mike Bolsinger 12 -169 3.09
Odrisamer Despaigne 13 -165 4.64
Josh Collmenter 12 -160 4.89
Jeremy Hellickson 16 -158 5.06
Tyson Ross 17 -156 3.72
Shane Greene 13 -152 5.82
Daniel Norris 5 -148 3.86
Kevin Correia 5 -147 6.56
Jeff Samardzija 17 -139 4.33
Vance Worley 7 -134 3.51
Scott Copeland 3 -131 6.46
Jon Moscot 3 -131 4.63
Trevor May 15 -127 4.37
Ivan Nova 3 -121 2.65
Alex Wood 16 -109 3.34
Brad Hand 3 -107 5.80
Mike Foltynewicz 9 -106 5.19
Aaron Sanchez 11 -102 3.55
Taylor Jordan 1 -100 8.43
Rafael Montero 1 -100 4.50
Drew Rucinski 1 -100 7.71
Brad Peacock 1 -100 5.40
Phillippe Aumont 1 -100 13.50
Juan Nicasio 1 -100 2.91
J.R. Graham 1 -100 3.16
Tyler Wilson 1 -100 2.12
Ervin Santana 1 -100 2.25
Tyler Cravy 1 -100 2.00
Matt Cain 1 -100 9.00
Dustin McGowan 1 -100 6.95
Chris Beck 1 -100 6.00
Joe Wieland 1 -100 11.56
Justin Nicolino 1 -100 4.09
Yusmeiro Petit 1 -100 4.50
Donn Roach 1 -100 10.81
Derek Holland 1 -100 9.00
Yohan Pino 1 -100 3.26
Zach McAllister 1 -100 3.15
Matt Moore 1 -100 7.71
Toru Murata 1 -100 8.11
Jason Marquis 9 -99 6.46
Justin Masterson 9 -98 6.14
C.J. Wilson 17 -90 3.82
Brett Anderson 16 -83 2.91
Michael Lorenzen 11 -70 3.58
Mike Fiers 17 -68 3.83
Tim Cooney 2 -57 5.40
Matt Shoemaker 15 -47 4.91
Cole Hamels 17 -44 3.02
Scott Baker 2 -33 5.73
Carlos Frias 12 -30 4.39
Raisel Iglesias 4 -28 5.11
Severino Gonzalez 5 -17 8.69
Chris Tillman 16 -15 5.14
Tim Hudson 15 -12 4.68
Matt Harvey 16 -11 3.19
John Lackey 16 -11 3.30
Marco Estrada 12 -10 3.59
Trevor Bauer 16 -8 3.88
Tyler Lyons 5 -7 5.09
Tanner Roark 6 -5 4.33
Max Scherzer 16 -3 1.82

The worst pitcher to bet on in Major League Baseball this year might surprise you.

Because it might be a solid starter, who happens to have struggled with his form lately or has been the victim of poor run support.

Check out the Pitcher Money Lost charts here at OddsShark.com as part of your handicapping regime. The data factors in making the same $100 wager on the pitcher every time he starts, regardless of the odds. (more below)

The Cy Young award candidate might be the one of the worst pitchers to bet on this season. How can that be?
 
If he is a solid pitcher (or on a popular team), he is probably favored every time he starts. When he wins, your profit on that victory is smaller than if you bet on an underdog team.

Meanwhile, every time he loses, your bankroll shrinks by the full $100 per game (in our example).

It can mean that the mediocre pitcher with the 7-11 record has been a better bet because he pays out a bigger profit on the games he wins (because he is an underdog).

Consider this Worst Pitchers to bet on list and also consider the Pitcher Run Support charts when looking for an edge this baseball season. Again, that Cy Young candidate might play on an offensively challenged team, meaning his run support per game may be very low. He will lose some 2-1 games and some 3-2 games when he should be winning. He will be facing the aces of the opposing team’s pitching staff each outing, making his job that much harder.

Here at Odds Shark, we break out the pitchers who have lost the most money for bettors from the winners in separate charts. If you don’t see your favorite pitchers on the Money Lost list, he’ll be on the Money Won list.

It’s true that starting pitchers are the biggest handicapping consideration for anyone looking to bet on baseball. You might also look at the umpire stats to see if the home plate umpire for tonight’s game seems to call more strikeouts or walks.

But knowing which pitchers are traditionally moneyline winners is more important than knowing which ones are game winners. See today’s baseball odds on the probable pitchers list here at Odds Shark.