The 2011 postseason was quite a ride for Rays pitcher Matt Moore. Not only did Moore pitch 7 dominant innings in game 1 of the ALDS vs. Texas, his 3 relief innings in game 4 gave him 10 postseason IP, more than he had thrown in his regular season career. Moore is the extreme, but there are plenty of active players who have pitched a significant part of their careers in the postseason.  This is particularly true for young pitchers of the Texas Rangers. Here are the pitchers who have the highest percentage of their career innings (regular + postseason) coming in the postseason. All stats were derived from information in the Lahaman Database.

Player   Postseason IP   Regular Season IP   % from PS
Matt Moore 10.00 9.33 51.7%
Lance Lynn 11.00 34.67 24.1%
Sean DePaula 5.00 34.67 12.6%
Bryan Shaw 4.00 28.33 12.4%
Fernando Salas 13.33 105.67 11.2%
Mariano Rivera 141.00 1211.33 10.4%
Neftali Feliz 18.67 162.67 10.3%
Clay Smith 4.00 39.33 9.2%
Josh Kinney 6.33 65.00 8.9%
Tyler Johnson 7.33 77.00 8.7%
Bucky Veil 7.00 75.33 8.5%
Alexi Ogando 19.00 210.67 8.3%
Derek Holland 35.33 393.67 8.2%
Hideki Okajima 21.33 246.33 8.0%
Andy Pettitte 263.00 3055.33 7.9%
John Rocker 20.67 255.33 7.5%
Colby Lewis 50.00 618.67 7.5%
Orlando Hernandez 106.00 1314.67 7.5%
Brad Lidge 45.33 594.00 7.1%

Many of these players are active and will certainly move down the list. Here are the leaders among pitchers who did not pitch in 2011.

 

Player   Postseason IP   Regular Season IP   % from PS
Sean DePaula 5.00 34.67 12.6%
Clay Smith 4.00 39.33 9.2%
Josh Kinney 6.33 65.00 8.9%
Tyler Johnson 7.33 77.00 8.7%
Bucky Veil 7.00 75.33 8.5%
Andy Pettitte 263.00 3055.33 7.9%
John Rocker 20.67 255.33 7.5%
Orlando Hernandez 106.00 1314.67 7.5%
Brandon Backe 36.67 525.33 6.5%
Mark Wohlers 38.33 553.33 6.5%
Jeff Nelson 54.33 784.67 6.5%
Don Gullett 93.00 1390.00 6.3%
Bill George 10.00 149.67 6.3%
Buck Becannon 6.00 91.00 6.2%
Gil Hatfield 5.00 77.67 6.0%
Don Bessent 13.33 211.00 5.9%
Chad Ogea 38.67 632.67 5.8%
John Smoltz 209.00 3473.00 5.7%
Kevin Gryboski 11.00 183.33 5.7%

 

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