That is the ERA that’s been posted by Antonio Senzatela in his first month of Major League action. It’s also the lowest ERA by any rookie pitcher in Major League Baseball this season.
Why has the 22-year-old right-hander been so productive so far? Part of the reason is consistency. Senzatela has pitched at least six innings in four of his five starts, including his last four outings.
Of course, fellow rookie pitcher and Rockies starter Kyle Freeland has had a pretty solid first month as well. The duo have been pretty darn dynamic. Take a look at how the two of them have been dominant in the early going.
Senzatela ranks first with 32.0 innings pitched while Freeland ranks second with 27.0 innings pitched.
Senzatela ranks first with a 2.81 ERA while Freeland ranks second with a 2.93 ERA.
Senzatela’s .223 batting average against ranks lowest among MLB rookie pitchers, while Freeland’s .269 is the third-lowest in the Majors.
Here’s another note to know. According to Elias, Freeland and Senzatela are the only two pitchers in Rockies history to earn three or more wins while maintaining a sub-3.00 ERA within their first five career starts.
Say what you will about pitching at Coors Field, but Senzatela has shown that he’s not worried about it. Three of his starts have come at home and he’s posted a 3.15 ERA in 20 innings.