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MLB Baseball - Money Lost

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)

Previous Seasons:
Pitcher Games Money Lost ERA
Jeff Samardzija | Log 31 -1386 2.98
Vidal Nuno | Log 27 -1264 4.60
Nathan Eovaldi | Log 31 -1079 4.58
Brandon Workman | Log 15 -1057 5.17
Jake Peavy | Log 30 -980 3.82
Robbie Ross | Log 12 -874 6.42
Edwin Jackson | Log 27 -852 6.31
Hector Santiago | Log 23 -837 3.98
Brandon McCarthy | Log 31 -772 3.93
Kevin Correia | Log 26 -732 5.24
Mike Leake | Log 32 -721 3.86
Mike Bolsinger | Log 9 -686 5.50
Jhoulys Chacin | Log 11 -682 5.40
Jose Quintana | Log 31 -664 3.22
Jake Odorizzi | Log 30 -663 3.98
Charlie Morton | Log 26 -634 3.72
Josh Tomlin | Log 16 -616 4.76
Eric Stults | Log 30 -610 4.59
Alex Wood | Log 23 -565 2.78
Yovani Gallardo | Log 31 -559 3.46
Trevor Cahill | Log 16 -558 5.38
Hiroki Kuroda | Log 31 -555 3.77
Jeremy Hellickson | Log 12 -529 3.96
Matt Cain | Log 15 -526 4.38
Tony Cingrani | Log 11 -521 4.55
Raphael Montero | Log 7 -521 4.39
Yohan Flande | Log 9 -520 4.91
Michael Wacha | Log 18 -508 3.18
AJ Burnett | Log 32 -500 4.40
Miles Mikolas | Log 10 -491 6.44
Mat Latos | Log 16 -487 3.25
Alex Cobb | Log 25 -485 2.82
David Phelps | Log 17 -480 4.55
Ricky Nolasco | Log 25 -478 5.34
Tyler Matzek | Log 18 -467 4.19
Drew Smyly | Log 25 -460 3.24
Ubaldo Jimenez | Log 21 -453 4.90
Robbie Ray | Log 6 -443 6.83
Nick Martinez | Log 22 -436 4.85
Daniel Straily | Log 8 -432 7.02
Scott Feldman | Log 28 -412 3.82
Brad Peacock | Log 23 -409 4.82
Rubby De La Rosa | Log 18 -408 4.50
Brad Hand | Log 15 -408 4.59
Tsuyoshi wada | Log 12 -406 3.22
Joe Saunders | Log 8 -404 7.08
Wade Miley | Log 31 -403 4.17
Tyler Lyons | Log 4 -400 4.75
Logan Darnell | Log 4 -400 7.77
Clay Buchholz | Log 26 -398 5.29
Stephen Strasburg | Log 32 -395 3.34
Mike Minor | Log 25 -395 4.77
Blake Treinen | Log 6 -372 1.94
John Danks | Log 30 -360 4.88
Francisco Liriano | Log 27 -352 3.45
Homer Bailey | Log 23 -351 3.71
Dustin McGowan | Log 8 -347 4.14
David Buchanan | Log 19 -330 3.77
Josh Beckett | Log 20 -325 2.96
Matt Garza | Log 27 -324 3.64
Michael Pineda | Log 11 -318 2.15
Jimmy Nelson | Log 11 -308 4.57
Brandon Maurer | Log 7 -308 4.91
Taylor Jordan | Log 5 -306 5.61
Zach McAllister | Log 15 -301 5.58
Lucas Harrell | Log 3 -300 9.49
Christian Friedrich | Log 3 -300 6.35
Carlos Villanueva | Log 5 -293 4.64
Jason Vargas | Log 29 -288 3.74
R.A. Dickey | Log 32 -286 3.82
Carroll Scott | Log 18 -284 5.24
Aaron Harang | Log 31 -272 3.68
Brandon Morrow | Log 6 -268 5.57
Franklin Morales | Log 22 -266 5.21
Erasmo Ramirez | Log 14 -255 5.15
Cesar Ramos | Log 7 -255 3.89
Scott Baker | Log 7 -245 5.52
Jason Hammel | Log 28 -238 3.54
Paul Maholm | Log 8 -233 4.84
Matt Harrison | Log 4 -229 4.15
Felipe Paulino | Log 4 -225 11.29
Danny Duffy | Log 22 -223 2.47
Wandy Rodriguez | Log 6 -208 6.75
Tanner Scheppers | Log 4 -208 9.00
Dylan Axelrod | Log 4 -204 3.12
Wade LeBlanc | Log 2 -200 5.24
Jake Buchanan | Log 2 -200 5.06
Daniel Corcino | Log 2 -200 4.39
Dallas Beeler | Log 2 -200 3.27
Carlos Frias | Log 2 -200 6.49
Matt Moore | Log 2 -200 2.70
Brett Anderson | Log 8 -190 2.91
Roenis Elias | Log 29 -182 3.85
Zack Greinke | Log 30 -181 2.76
Ian Kennedy | Log 31 -180 3.80
Julio Teheran | Log 32 -180 2.88
C.J. Wilson | Log 29 -176 4.42
Tyson Ross | Log 31 -172 2.81
Jacob deGrom | Log 21 -171 2.75
Randy Wolf | Log 4 -168 5.26
JA Happ | Log 24 -162 4.42
Andrew Heaney | Log 4 -162 6.04
Ervin Santana | Log 29 -157 3.74
Drew Pomeranz | Log 10 -152 2.35
Colby Lewis | Log 28 -149 5.35
Sonny Gray | Log 31 -146 3.28
Christian Bergman | Log 8 -145 5.57
Trevor May | Log 8 -144 8.39
Nick Tepesch | Log 20 -142 4.47
Chris Capuano | Log 11 -138 4.67
Danny Salazar | Log 19 -133 4.02
CC Sabathia | Log 8 -132 5.28
Robbie Erlin | Log 9 -131 4.53
Drew Hutchison | Log 30 -125 4.51
Jordan Lyles | Log 21 -123 4.15
Samuel Deduno | Log 8 -123 4.66
Tim Stauffer | Log 3 -123 3.66
Cliff Lee | Log 13 -122 3.65
Dan Haren | Log 30 -122 4.14
Dillon Gee | Log 21 -118 3.88
Brett Oberholtzer | Log 23 -115 4.39
Erik Bedard | Log 15 -112 4.88
Pedro Hernandez | Log 1 -100 4.76
Carlos Torres | Log 1 -100 3.02
Tom Wilhelmsen | Log 1 -100 2.01
Joe Wieland | Log 1 -100 9.00
Matt Belisle | Log 1 -100 5.14
Brian Flynn | Log 1 -100 9.00
Josh Lindblom | Log 1 -100 3.85
Drew Verhagen | Log 1 -100 5.40
Jeff Francis | Log 1 -100 5.85
Aaron Brooks | Log 1 -100 43.82
Donn Roach | Log 1 -100 4.75
Charles Leesman | Log 1 -100 20.22
Blake Beaven | Log 1 -100 4.50
Phil Irwin | Log 1 -100 6.75
Jason Lane | Log 1 -100 0.87
Zeke Spruill | Log 1 -100 3.38
Billy Buckner | Log 1 -100 4.76
Bryan Mitchell | Log 1 -100 2.57
Stephen Fife | Log 1 -100 6.00
Rudy Owens | Log 1 -100 7.94
Kris Johnson | Log 3 -99 4.73
Jamie Garcia | Log 7 -98 4.12
Shelby Miller | Log 30 -95 3.68
David Price | Log 32 -88 3.41
Carlos Carrasco | Log 12 -86 2.65
Yusmeiro Petit | Log 11 -70 3.63
Trevor Bauer | Log 25 -65 4.18
Brandon Cumpton | Log 10 -64 4.89
Fausto Carmona | Log 28 -63 4.08
Anthony DeSclafani | Log 5 -57 6.61
Anibal Sanchez | Log 21 -55 3.53
Taijuan Walker | Log 4 -43 3.00
Marcus Stroman | Log 20 -40 3.69
Tyler Chatwood | Log 4 -37 4.50
Ivan Nova | Log 4 -34 8.27
Justin Verlander | Log 31 -34 4.68
Jair Jurrjens | Log 2 -22 10.60
Michael Pelfrey | Log 5 -18 7.99
Marco Gonzales | Log 5 -13 4.70
Eddie Butler | Log 2 -12 5.56
Buck Farmer | Log 2 -11 12.97
Jonathan Pettibone | Log 2 -8 9.00
Zack Wheeler | Log 31 -5 3.39
Sean O'Sullivan | Log 2 -1 6.39

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.