Mets Stat of the Day: Turning 0-2 counts into strikeouts

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It's one thing to build an 0-2 count. Which Mets pitchers were able to turn the most favorable count into strikeouts?

Look out for Scott Rice's slider when he is ahead 0-2 in the count! The left-hander finally found a spot in the major leagues last season for the Mets, and he proved the most effective on the team in getting a strikeout on 0-2 counts. The table below highlights the strikeout rate of Mets pitchers with at least 10 at-bats ending on the pitcher's most favorable count.

Keep in mind that these results are purely situations when an at-bat ended with the count before the final pitch being 0-2. The idea is to show which pitchers were most efficient in turning 0-2 counts into strikeouts.

Rank Results Player K %
1 10 / 14 Scott Rice 71.4
2 9 / 13 Josh Edgin 69.2
3 43 / 71 Matt Harvey 60.6
4 10 / 18 Bobby Parnell 55.6
5 17 / 32 Zack Wheeler 53.1
6 20 / 38 Carlos Torres 52.6
7 8 / 16 David Aardsma 50.0
8 21 / 42 Jeremy Hefner 50.0
9 38 / 80 Dillon Gee 47.5
10 30 / 64 Jon Niese 46.9
11 13 / 28 LaTroy Hawkins 46.4
12 6 / 15 Gonzalez Germen 40.0
13 14 / 38 Shaun Marcum 36.8
14 5 / 14 Jenrry Mejia 35.7
15 4 / 12 Greg Burke 0.333
16 1 / 13 Daisuke Matsuzaka 0.077

Source: Baseball Savant

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