5/29 Marmol's K count

Carlos Marmol is currently at 49 strikeouts with 103 batters faced, which is a 47.57 percent. Stats Inc. did the research, and here are the all-time highest percentages with at least  50 innings pitched and a 33 percent strikeout rate. The top 10:

Year    Name              Team      SO      BFP     K% of BFP     
2003    Gagne, Eric     LA          137     306        44.77%
1999    Wagner, Billy   Hou       124     286        43.36%
2004    Lidge, Brad      Hou       157     369        42.55%
1999    Benitez, Armando/NYM  128     312        41.03%
1998    Wagner, Billy   Hou         97      247        39.27%
1992    Dibble, Rob      Cin        110     286        38.46%
1997    Wagner, Billy   Hou       106     277        38.27%
2009    Broxton, Jonathan/LAD  114     300        38.00%
2007    Papelbon, Jonathan/Bos  84     224        37.50%
1999    Martinez, Pedro/Bos      313     835        37.49%

The last player to have a strikeout percentage higher than Marmol — with no innings limit — was Houston’s Travis Driskill in 2005. Driskill struck out two of the four batters (50 percent) that he faced that year. No one who’s exceeded Marmol’s rate has had significant innings pitched whatsoever. The most of any of them was K-Rod for the 2002 Angels, who struck out 13 of the 21 batters he’d faced that year (61.9 percent) in 5 2/3 innings.

Thanks for Jeff Chernow at Stats Inc.

– Carrie Muskat

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