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
Henderson Alvarez 4 -400 6.45
Jordan Lyles 10 -400 5.14
TJ House 4 -400 13.15
Yordano Ventura 12 -384 4.68
Eric Stults 8 -371 5.85
Roenis Elias 13 -367 4.27
David Hale 8 -364 5.89
Matt Garza 16 -364 5.64
Scott Kazmir 16 -356 2.56
Jered Weaver 15 -349 4.75
Jose Urena 7 -330 4.04
Wily Peralta 9 -325 4.00
Jarred Cosart 8 -325 5.36
Jesse Hahn 16 -319 3.35
David Phelps 13 -317 4.03
Chris Rusin 7 -309 4.27
Trevor Cahill 3 -300 7.52
Hisashi Iwakuma 3 -300 6.61
Justin Verlander 3 -300 5.09
Josh Smith 3 -300 7.30
Chris Capuano 3 -300 5.00
Jake Peavy 3 -300 6.43
Doug Fister 10 -291 4.34
Anibal Sanchez 17 -286 4.65
Jimmy Nelson 17 -281 4.59
Mat Latos 13 -279 5.27
Stephen Strasburg 13 -266 5.16
James Paxton 10 -258 2.93
Clay Buchholz 17 -255 3.27
Robbie Ray 7 -254 2.55
Bud Norris 11 -252 6.63
J.A. Happ 16 -249 3.93
Kyle Lohse 17 -244 6.25
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 3.68
Chase Whitley 4 -210 4.19
Kyle Lobstein 8 -209 4.34
Jose Quintana 16 -209 3.81
Steven Wright 4 -208 4.15
Nathan Karns 17 -202 3.21
Anthony Ranaudo 2 -200 6.47
Buck Farmer 2 -200 10.45
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
C.J. Wilson 16 -170 3.78
Jaime Garcia 7 -170 1.69
Odrisamer Despaigne 13 -165 4.64
Josh Collmenter 12 -160 4.95
Lance McCullers 9 -159 2.19
Jeremy Hellickson 16 -158 5.06
Tyson Ross 17 -156 3.72
Shane Greene 13 -152 5.82
Mike Leake 16 -149 4.38
Daniel Norris 5 -148 3.86
Kevin Correia 5 -147 6.56
Ian Kennedy 14 -143 4.86
Cole Hamels 16 -141 3.22
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
Alex Wood 16 -109 3.34
Brad Hand 3 -107 5.80
Mike Foltynewicz 9 -106 5.19
Aaron Sanchez 11 -102 3.55
Justin Nicolino 1 -100 4.09
Chris Bassitt 1 -100 2.87
Matt Moore 1 -100 7.71
Toru Murata 1 -100 8.11
Chris Beck 1 -100 6.00
Yusmeiro Petit 1 -100 4.50
Donn Roach 1 -100 10.81
Derek Holland 1 -100 9.00
Tyler Cravy 1 -100 2.00
Phillippe Aumont 1 -100 13.50
Zach McAllister 1 -100 3.15
J.R. Graham 1 -100 3.16
Yohan Pino 1 -100 3.26
Rafael Montero 1 -100 4.50
Joe Wieland 1 -100 11.56
Tyler Wilson 1 -100 2.12
Dustin McGowan 1 -100 6.95
Drew Rucinski 1 -100 7.71
Taylor Jordan 1 -100 8.43
Brad Peacock 1 -100 5.40
Juan Nicasio 1 -100 2.18
Matt Cain 1 -100 9.00
Jason Marquis 9 -99 6.46
Justin Masterson 9 -98 6.14
Marco Estrada 11 -94 3.58
Brett Anderson 16 -83 2.91
Michael Lorenzen 11 -70 3.58
Mike Bolsinger 11 -69 2.76
Mike Fiers 17 -68 3.83
Tim Cooney 2 -57 5.40
Jordan Zimmermann 16 -54 3.16
Danny Duffy 10 -52 5.44
Matt Shoemaker 15 -47 4.91
Scott Baker 2 -33 5.73
Carlos Frias 12 -30 4.39
Raisel Iglesias 4 -28 5.11
Ivan Nova 2 -21 1.50
Severino Gonzalez 5 -17 8.69
Chris Tillman 16 -15 5.14
Tim Hudson 15 -12 4.68
John Lackey 16 -11 3.30
Matt Harvey 16 -11 3.19
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.