Pelfrey is no one-month wonder 

April, 27, 2010
04/27/10
1:50
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Mike Pelfrey for Cy Young!

If you follow this blog at all, you know I like to begin my posts with a bang, and that I stick pro-Mets references into my analysis whenever I can. But I actually have good reason to think that Pelfrey -- a 6-foot-7 righty who went 10-12 with an ERA over 5.00 for New York last year -- can keep up the good work he has posted so far this season (four W's and a 0.69 ERA). It's all in metrics like DIPS (defense-independent pitching statistics) and BABIP (batting average on balls in play).

Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

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