MLB Baseball - Money Lost

Money Won
Pitcher Money Lost
Pitcher Games Money Lost ERA
Corey Kluber 17 -1017 3.64
Jonathon Niese 15 -807 3.90
Kyle Kendrick 16 -716 6.07
Alex Colome 13 -698 4.70
Francisco Liriano 16 -621 2.99
Jesse Chavez 13 -590 3.02
Andrew Cashner 16 -583 4.41
Aaron Harang 17 -553 4.08
Jerome Williams 14 -543 6.43
David Buchanan 5 -500 8.76
Hector Noesi 5 -500 6.89
Joe Kelly 14 -460 5.66
Clayton Kershaw 16 -423 3.20
Ross Detwiler 7 -415 7.26
CC Sabathia 16 -414 5.59
TJ House 4 -400 13.15
Henderson Alvarez 4 -400 6.45
Jordan Lyles 10 -400 5.14
Yordano Ventura 12 -384 4.68
Jimmy Nelson 16 -381 4.58
Anibal Sanchez 16 -371 4.63
Eric Stults 8 -371 5.85
Roenis Elias 13 -367 4.27
Stephen Strasburg 12 -364 5.50
Matt Garza 16 -364 5.64
Scott Kazmir 16 -356 2.56
J.A. Happ 15 -354 3.89
Jered Weaver 15 -349 4.75
John Danks 14 -337 5.15
Jose Urena 7 -330 4.04
R.A. Dickey 16 -327 4.85
Clay Buchholz 16 -326 3.48
Wily Peralta 9 -325 4.00
Jesse Hahn 16 -319 3.35
David Phelps 13 -317 4.20
Chris Rusin 7 -309 4.27
Hisashi Iwakuma 3 -300 6.61
Trevor Cahill 3 -300 7.52
Justin Verlander 3 -300 5.09
Chris Capuano 3 -300 5.19
Chase Anderson 15 -294 3.66
Doug Fister 10 -291 4.34
Mat Latos 13 -279 5.27
David Hale 7 -264 5.95
James Paxton 10 -258 2.93
Robbie Ray 7 -254 2.55
Bud Norris 11 -252 6.79
Kyle Lohse 17 -244 6.25
Mike Wright 6 -231 5.16
Jeff Samardzija 16 -228 4.56
Jarred Cosart 7 -225 4.12
Rick Porcello 16 -222 6.08
Drew Pomeranz 8 -218 3.74
Chase Whitley 4 -210 4.19
Jose Quintana 16 -209 3.81
Kyle Lobstein 8 -209 4.34
Steven Wright 4 -208 4.15
Josh Smith 2 -200 5.62
Jake Peavy 2 -200 9.39
Homer Bailey 2 -200 5.56
Anthony Ranaudo 2 -200 6.47
Matt Boyd 2 -200 14.84
Buck Farmer 2 -200 10.45
Chad Billingsley 4 -194 7.71
Noah Syndergaard 9 -174 3.93
Kyle Ryan 4 -172 4.55
C.J. Wilson 16 -170 3.78
Jaime Garcia 7 -170 1.69
Alex Wood 15 -166 3.17
Josh Collmenter 12 -160 4.95
Lance McCullers 9 -159 2.19
Jeremy Hellickson 16 -158 5.06
Tyson Ross 17 -156 3.72
Mike Fiers 16 -156 4.14
Shane Greene 13 -152 5.82
Mike Leake 16 -149 4.38
Daniel Norris 5 -148 3.86
Ian Kennedy 14 -143 4.86
Cole Hamels 16 -141 3.22
Vance Worley 7 -134 3.51
Jon Moscot 3 -131 4.63
Scott Copeland 3 -131 6.46
Trevor May 15 -127 4.37
Jason Hammel 15 -122 2.92
Trevor Bauer 15 -115 3.96
Brad Hand 3 -107 5.95
Mike Foltynewicz 9 -106 5.19
Aaron Sanchez 11 -102 3.55
Nathan Karns 16 -102 3.26
Rafael Montero 1 -100 4.50
Chris Bassitt 1 -100 2.87
Dustin McGowan 1 -100 6.95
Chris Beck 1 -100 6.00
Donn Roach 1 -100 10.81
Zach McAllister 1 -100 3.18
Brad Peacock 1 -100 5.40
Justin Nicolino 1 -100 4.09
Matt Cain 1 -100 9.00
Taylor Jordan 1 -100 8.43
Joe Wieland 1 -100 11.56
Toru Murata 1 -100 8.11
Phillippe Aumont 1 -100 13.50
Drew Rucinski 1 -100 7.71
Matt Moore 1 -100 7.71
J.R. Graham 1 -100 3.16
Juan Nicasio 1 -100 2.18
Yohan Pino 1 -100 3.26
Tyler Cravy 1 -100 1.29
Yusmeiro Petit 1 -100 4.11
Tyler Wilson 1 -100 2.12
Derek Holland 1 -100 9.00
Jason Marquis 9 -99 6.46
Marco Estrada 11 -94 3.58
Brett Anderson 16 -83 2.91
Mike Bolsinger 11 -69 2.76
Odrisamer Despaigne 12 -65 4.83
Tim Cooney 2 -57 5.40
Jordan Zimmermann 16 -54 3.16
Danny Duffy 10 -52 5.44
Kevin Correia 4 -47 3.60
Matt Shoemaker 15 -47 4.91
Zack Greinke 16 -33 1.58
Scott Baker 2 -33 5.73
Carlos Frias 12 -30 4.39
Raisel Iglesias 4 -28 5.11
Jeff Locke 15 -26 4.55
Ivan Nova 2 -21 1.50
Severino Gonzalez 5 -17 8.69
Tim Hudson 15 -12 4.68
John Lackey 16 -11 3.30
Tyler Lyons 5 -7 5.09
Tanner Roark 6 -5 4.34
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.