CHARLESTON, S.C. – Senior southpaw and Summerville native Cody Maw enjoyed a strong 2019 campaign with four wins and was recently tabbed as a Top-50 Senior Pitcher by D1Baseball.com.
Maw, who struck out eight batters across 7.0 innings of one-run ball in his final outing, consistently pitched deep into games and gave the Bucs a chance to win. In each of his 13 starts, Maw tossed at least 5.0 innings for a team-high 84.1 total frames and 3.74 ERA.
D1Baseball used analytics to compile their top-50 senior pitcher list taking into account zone control, pitchability and durability. The rankings of the top-50 are based only on 2019 statistics and include adjustments to account for park effects and strength of schedule.
Zone control is how well the pitcher controls the strike zone with strikeouts, walks, wild pitches and hit by pitch. Pitch ability is a combination of analytical statistics such as WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched), FIP (fielding independent pitching) and opponent's slugging percentage. Durability is based on innings pitched from a starter role.
Maw turned-in a 4.76 K/BB ratio and pitched into the seventh inning four times over his final nine outings and never walked more than two batters in a start.
Dating back to the 2018 season, Maw ended his career with a streak of 17-straight starts pitching at least 5.0 innings. There were only two times the southpaw failed to reach five full innings over his final two seasons, both coming in 2018 during his transition from a bullpen role to weekend starter.
In 2019 alone, Maw pitched nearly 79.0 innings in his starter role and had career-highs in starts, strikeouts and wins.