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October 23, 2002

Internet Baseball Awards

Pitcher of the Year

by Greg Spira

Winning a close race with Barry Zito and Derek Lowe, Pedro Martinez followed in the footsteps of Randy Johnson, Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens by winning his fourth Internet Pitcher of the Year Award. Zito was actually named on more ballots than Martinez and finished a extremely strong second. He is the last member of Oakland's big three to finish among the top three in Internet AL Pitcher of the Year voting; Mark Mulder finished third in 2001 and Tim Hudson finished third in 2000. Lowe, who allowed less runs per 9 innings than anyone in baseball in 2002, finished a strong third. Of last year's top three finishers, only Mark Mulder received any significant support this time around, finishing seventh. The highest ranking reliever this year was Billy Koch, who finished tenth.

Name                    1    2    3    4    5       B       P
Pedro Martinez        954  596  295   56   30    1931   15385
Barry Zito            775  666  449   71   24    1985   14894
Derek Lowe            256  571  859  142   43    1871   11321
Roy Halladay           22   25   71  440  249     807    2319
Jarrod Washburn        13   44   89  319  244     709    2084
Tim Hudson              6   35   86  227  250     604    1666
Mark Mulder             8   65   71  149  125     418    1462
Mark Buehrle            5    6   16   63  118     208     479
Tim Wakefield           1    4   29   31   60     125     336
Billy Koch              0    7   19   28   23      77     251
Eddie Guardado          1    5    5   30   40      81     200
Bartolo Colon           2    4    8   17   54      85     193
David Wells             3    5    4   12   18      42     139
Paul Byrd               0    1    4   18   29      52     110
J.C. Romero             0    2    4   14   31      51     107
Roger Clemens           1    4    7    6    3      21      94
Jamie Moyer             0    2    2   18   13      35      91
Joel Pineiro            1    0    3   10   25      39      80
Troy Percival           0    1    6    8   17      32      78
Mike Mussina            0    3    5    4    5      17      63
Mariano Rivera          2    2    4    2    2      12      62
Cory Lidle              1    0    2    8   10      21      54
Andy Pettitte           2    2    0    0    8      12      42
Ramon Ortiz             1    0    2    5    4      12      39
Kelvim Escobar          0    1    3    0    1       5      23
Johan Santana           1    1    0    1    1       4      21
Rodrigo Lopez           0    0    0    4    5       9      17
Brad Radke              1    0    1    0    2       4      17
Kaz Sasaki              0    1    1    1    2       5      17
Rick Reed               0    1    1    0    2       4      14
Kenny Rogers            1    0    0    1    1       3      14
Ben Weber               0    2    0    0    0       2      14
Tony Fiore              0    1    1    0    1       3      13
Freddy Garcia           0    0    0    3    3       6      12
Arthur Rhodes           0    0    2    0    2       4      12
Ugueth Urbina           0    0    1    2    1       4      12
Jeremy Affeldt          1    0    0    0    0       1      10
Aaron Harang            0    0    1    1    2       4      10
Mike Jackson            1    0    0    0    0       1      10
Bob Wickman             0    0    2    0    0       2      10
Dan Wright              0    1    0    1    0       2      10
Jon Garland             0    0    1    1    0       2       8
Orlando Hernandez       0    1    0    0    1       2       8
Mark Redman             0    0    1    1    0       2       8
C.C. Sabathia           0    0    1    0    2       3       7
Kevin Appier            0    0    0    1    3       4       6
Kyle Lohse              0    0    1    0    1       2       6
Brendan Donnelly        0    0    1    0    0       1       5
Damaso Marte            0    0    1    0    0       1       5
Steve Karsay            0    0    0    1    1       2       4
Ted Lilly               0    0    0    1    1       2       4
Cliff Politte           0    0    0    1    1       2       4
Chad Bradford           0    0    0    0    3       3       3
Keith Foulke            0    0    0    1    0       1       3
LaTroy Hawkins          0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Antonio Osuna           0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Chuck Finley            0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Jorge Julio             0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Jeff Weaver             0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Buddy Groom             0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Ricardo Rincon          0    0    0    0    1       1       1
TOTAL                2059 2059 2059 1701 1469    9347   51870

Randy Johnson easily outpolled teammate Curt Schilling for the 2002 IBA NL Pitcher of the Year to become the first pitcher to win five Internet Pitcher of the Years and the first player to win any Internet Baseball Award four years in a row. Schilling finished second behind Johnson for the second year in a row, though with much weaker support than last year. Roy Oswalt followed up his seventh-place finish in 2001 with a third-place finish this year. Greg Maddux's fourth-place finish marks the tenth year in a row he has finished in the top six of the voting for the Internet NL Pitcher of the Year award. Maddux's longtime teammate John Smoltz, in his first year as a closer for the Braves, was the highest ranking reliever in fifth place.

Name                    1    2    3    4    5       B       P
Randy Johnson        1756  141   29   14   11    1951   18745
Curt Schilling        121 1387  282   91   29    1910   12631
Roy Oswalt              5  116  562  296  155    1134    4715
Greg Maddux             8  107  351  286  172     924    3614
John Smoltz            26   72  241  194  147     680    2698
Eric Gagne             17   40  151  216  196     620    2049
Tom Glavine             8   31  135  235  233     642    1910
Bartolo Colon           2   20   67   71  106     266     814
Odalis Perez            0    6   24   63  108     201     459
Matt Morris             5    4   25   47   44     125     388
Kevin Millwood          2    9   20   36   35     102     326
Wade Miller             3    4   14   21   30      72     221
Chris Hammond           3    8    7   13   36      67     196
Octavio Dotel           1    2   10   19   31      63     162
Jason Jennings          2    3    9   14   18      46     146
Hideo Nomo              2    3    6   10   15      36     116
A.J. Burnett            0    2    6   12   24      44     104
Darryl Kile             5    2    1    4   20      32     101
Randy Wolf              0    0    5   13   18      36      82
Jason Schmidt           0    2    2    9   13      26      64
Byung-Hyun Kim          1    1    2    6    9      19      54
Robb Nen                0    3    3    3    4      13      49
Matt Clement            1    1    2    3    8      15      44
Mike Remlinger          0    4    1    1    3       9      39
Al Leiter               1    2    1    2    1       7      36
Mark Prior              1    0    3    1    4       9      32
Tomo Ohka               0    0    1    5    8      14      28
Russ Ortiz              0    0    3    2    5      10      26
Kirk Rueter             1    1    0    1    3       6      23
Grant Roberts           1    0    1    1    3       6      21
Vicente Padilla         0    0    1    3    6      10      20
Trevor Hoffman          0    0    1    4    0       5      17
Jason Simontacchi       0    0    3    0    2       5      17
Armando Benitez         1    0    1    0    1       3      16
Mike Williams           1    0    0    1    2       4      15
Kerry Wood              0    0    0    3    5       8      14
Andy Benes              0    1    0    1    3       5      13
Todd Jones              1    0    0    1    0       2      13
Brandon Villafuerte     0    1    1    0    0       2      12
Mark Guthrie            1    0    0    0    1       2      11
Kaz Ishii               0    0    1    2    0       3      11
Paul Quantrill          0    1    0    1    1       3      11
Kip Wells               0    0    2    0    1       3      11
Pedro Astacio           1    0    0    0    0       1      10
Mike Lincoln            1    0    0    0    0       1      10
Billy Wagner            0    1    0    1    0       2      10
Javier Vazquez          0    1    0    0    1       2       8
Josh Fogg               0    1    0    0    0       1       7
Darren Holmes           0    0    1    0    2       3       7
Ryan Jensen             0    1    0    0    0       1       7
Steve Kline             0    0    0    2    1       3       7
Omar Daal               0    0    0    2    0       2       6
Jose Mesa               0    0    1    0    1       2       6
Elmer Dessens           0    0    0    1    2       3       5
Kerry Ligtenberg        0    0    1    0    0       1       5
Steve Reed              0    0    1    0    0       1       5
Steve Traschel          0    0    0    1    1       2       4
Tony Armas Jr.          0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Brian Lawrence          0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Oliver Perez            0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Woody Williams          0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Tim Worrell             0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Mark Grace              0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Jason Isringhausen      0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Jose Jimenez            0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Mike Koplove            0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Pat Mahomes             0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Damian Moss             0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Scott Sauerbeck         0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Justin Speier           0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Masato Yoshii           0    0    0    0    1       1       1
TOTAL                1978 1978 1978 1718 1528    9180   50198

Next up: Internet Baseball Award Player of the Years.

Greg Spira is an author of Baseball Prospectus. You can contact him by clicking here.

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