Tampa Bay Rays Attendance Analysis: Per Starting Pitcher 2007-2013 PART 2

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Welcome to our 4th second-level analysis post on Tampa Bay Rays attendance from 2007-2013 and our second on attendance by starting pitcher. This post continues the examination of attendance per Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher started here.

(Note: This post will look at October games, but only as they pertain to the regular season. Postseason games will be examined at a later date.)

(For an examination of Rays attendance by month, click here. For an examination of Rays attendance by day of the week, click here.)

Our first chart lists pitchers who started at least 10 games for the Rays from 2007 to 2013. Listed are games started, the average attendance during that pitcher’s starts, the Rays overall average attendance while the pitcher was on the team and in the rotation, and percentage difference between the pitcher’s average attendance and the Rays average attendance during that span.

Pitcher vs Year(Note: This chart does not include Wade Davis’s 2012 season as a relief pitcher. Only his 2009-2011 seasons as a starting pitcher are included.)

The following are a few breakouts of individual starting pitchers and how they compared to the Rays annual attendance averages.

Here is a breakout of average attendance during games started by David Price, the Rays annual average for that season, and percentage difference, followed by a graphic depiction.

PricePrice graph

Here is a breakout of average attendance during games started by James Shields, the Rays annual average for that season, and percentage difference, followed by a graphic depiction.

ShieldsShields graph

Here is a breakout of average attendance during games started by Jeff Neimann, the Rays annual average for that season, and percentage difference, followed by a graphic depiction.

Neimann

(Note: Neimann only started two games in 2008.)

Neimann graph

Here is a breakout of average attendance during games started by Jeremy Hellickson, the Rays annual average for that season, and percentage difference, followed by a graphic depiction.

Hellickson

(Note: Hellickson only started two games in 2010.)


Hellickson graph

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