I would love to see the following stats
SO + weakly hit ground balls + in field fly outs + foul ball fly outs
SO + GB outs
SO + GB
Do these stats exist? Where Can I find them?
The first stat would basically be how often the pitcher keeps the ball from entering into the possibility of being a hit.
The second is basically the same, and so is the third, just with some variation.
There should be a proper way to factor in walks, but really, it's that first stat I am most interested in - how often does the pitcher make the opposing batter simply useless, as in, he strikes him out or gets him to ground/fly out softly.