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Pitcher Money Lost
PitcherGamesMoney LostERA
Ricky Nolasco21-9664.76
Jerad Eickhoff17-9424.71
Jered Weaver9-9007.44
Matt Moore20-8065.82
Rick Porcello21-7234.52
Jeff Locke7-7008.15
Justin Verlander21-6674.50
Yu Darvish22-6403.94
Jeff Samardzija21-6074.85
Jason Hammel20-6024.81
Blake Snell12-5855.00
Chad Kuhl20-5824.92
Clayton Richard21-5795.37
J.A. Happ13-5704.12
Jordan Zimmermann19-5255.81
Yovani Gallardo15-5165.58
Jesse Hahn13-5155.17
Martin Perez19-5034.58
Madison Bumgarner7-5033.38
Josh Tomlin19-4925.59
Tyler Chatwood19-4774.78
Hyun-Jin Ryu14-4734.17
Ben Lively7-4713.80
Jordan Montgomery19-4573.92
Joe Musgrove15-4245.82
Hector Santiago14-4225.63
Tom Koehler12-4047.28
Tommy Milone6-4017.91
Jharel Cotton14-3965.17
Jake Odorizzi18-3884.47
Alec Asher6-3835.53
Derek Holland19-3805.56
Sean Newcomb8-3754.82
Steven Matz9-3705.51
Jake Arrieta21-3694.03
Matt Harvey13-3675.25
Tim Adleman18-3645.11
Masahiro Tanaka20-3625.37
Nick Pivetta14-3525.73
Vince Velasquez12-3485.49
Carlos Martinez21-3323.52
Zach Eflin8-3276.32
Amir Garrett12-3267.40
Steven Wright5-3208.25
Joe Biagini11-3174.89
Luis Castillo7-3014.05
Nik Turley3-30016.38
Alex Meyer13-2953.74
James Shields10-2945.86
Zack Wheeler17-2925.21
Bartolo Colon15-2918.00
Edinson Volquez17-2864.19
Jesse Chavez20-2865.43
Carlos Rodon5-2726.29
Mike Montgomery8-2653.50
Chris Tillman13-2647.01
Junior Guerra12-2605.22
Kyle Hendricks12-2563.96
Andrew Moore6-2535.64
Marco Estrada21-2445.43
Mike Leake20-2423.20
Tyler Anderson12-2416.11
Homer Bailey7-2348.37
Michael Wacha18-2283.93
Aaron Sanchez8-2194.25
Luis Cessa4-2185.40
Trevor Bauer20-2185.25
Chase De Jong4-2136.35
John Lackey19-2124.97
Daniel Gossett8-2095.40
Corey Kluber16-2042.74
Hector Velazquez2-2004.08
Clay Buchholz2-20012.28
Adam Wilk2-2009.00
Braden Shipley2-2006.35
Danny Salazar11-2004.79
Jacob Turner2-2005.08
Casey Lawrence2-2007.04
Daniel Wright2-2004.58
Kyle Kendrick2-20012.97
Mike Pelfrey16-1994.46
Patrick Corbin21-1974.44
Noah Syndergaard5-1913.29
Doug Fister4-1907.46
Wade Miley21-1855.69
Lance Lynn21-1783.21
Julio Urias5-1705.40
Scott Feldman19-1694.34
Rafael Montero6-1615.19
Randall Delgado5-1593.59
Asher Wojciechowski4-1574.73
Matt Cain19-1485.37
Mike Bolsinger5-1455.59
Luis Perdomo17-1434.81
Felix Hernandez12-1384.08
Brent Suter5-1382.84
Jon Lester21-1293.95
Tyler Pill3-1264.50
Wei-Yin Chen5-1234.33
Lisalverto Bonilla4-1207.94
Kevin Gausman22-1025.79
Sonny Gray16-1023.43
Bryan Mitchell1-1004.29
Kyle Lloyd1-1009.00
Marco Gonzales1-10013.51
Raul Alcantara1-10016.71
Chris Stratton1-1007.71
Matt Wisler1-1008.53
Rob Whalen1-1006.14
Aaron Blair1-10015.00
Robert Stephenson1-1008.10
Chris Heston1-10018.00
Nick Tepesch1-1005.39
Cody Reed1-1006.43
Anthony Banda1-1006.35
Odrisamer Despaigne1-1007.94
Dayan Diaz1-1009.00
Alex Claudio1-1002.42
Michael Blazek1-1008.31
Ryan Weber1-1002.45
Jeremy Guthrie1-100134.33
Matt Strahm3-995.45
Robert Gsellman14-986.63
Brett Anderson6-878.18
Dylan Covey8-858.13
Eric Skoglund3-775.59
Mat Latos3-716.60
Luis Severino20-643.03
David Price11-523.82
Buck Farmer4-516.63
Gio Gonzalez21-452.81
Chris Smith3-443.32
Matt Garza15-423.83
Tanner Roark19-404.83
Dillon Overton2-366.66
Jimmy Nelson21-333.45
Andrew Cashner16-303.64
Daniel Norris16-275.29
Miguel Gonzalez15-274.99
Mike Clevinger13-253.20
Nate Karns8-244.17
Miguel Diaz3-196.82
Matthew Boyd13-195.48
Cole Hamels11-183.97
Vance Worley4-136.37
Adalberto Mejia15-114.10
Daniel Mengden2-1010.12
Jayson Aquino2-87.43
Jameson Taillon14-24.03

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.