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'08 Player Rankings: Middle Relievers

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It's the list you've all been waiting for...the guys who aren't good enough be starting pitchers or closers!!!!

 

I almost decided to skip doing middle relievers this year as I'm rarely satisfied with the final rankings and always change the guidelines that I use for who I include in the rankings. This year I opted for the top 60 in relief appearance, excluding those who will be on the closer list. I should probably do more than 60 as there's a few good ones that don't qualify (Grant Balfour and Brad Ziegler for example) but there's only so much time want to spend looking at stats for set up men.

 

Middle Relievers

 

1. Matt Thornton, White Sox

 

23.3 VORP

2.11 ERC

2.75 FIP

48 PRC

 

Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO  GF SV   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO  HBP  WP  BFP  IBB  BK  ERA *lgERA *ERA+ WHIP
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
2008 31 CHW AL   5   3  74   0   0   0  12  1   67.3   48   20   20   5   19   77   2   3   268   2   0  2.67  4.57  171 0.995

 

 

2. Carlos Marmol, Cubs

3. Chad Qualls, Diamondbacks

4. Jesse Carlson, Blue Jays

5. Scott Downs, Blue Jays

6. J.P. Howell, Rays

7. Manny Delcarmen, Red Sox

8. Ramon Ramirez, Royals

9. Ryan Madson, Phillies

10. Hideki Okajima, Red Sox

11. Rafael Perez, Indians

12. Heath Bell, Padres

13. Russ Springer, Cardinals

14. Dennys Reyes, Twins

15. Damaso Marte, Pirates/Yankees

16. Dan Wheeler, Rays

17. Chad Durbin, Phillies

18. Doug Brocail, Astros

19. Jeremy Affeldt, Reds

20. Will Ohman, Braves

21. Brian Shouse, Brewers

22. Octavio Dotel, White Sox

23. John Grabow, Pirates

24. Joel Hanrahan, Nationals

25. Tony Pena, Diamondbacks

26. Joe Beimel, Dodgers

27. Chad Bradford, Orioles/Rays

28. Scot Shields, Angels

29. Joe Smith, Mets

30. Jeff Bennett, Braves

31. Eddie Guardado, Rangers/Twins

32. Javier Lopez, Red Sox

33. Matt Lindstrom, Marlins

34. J.C. Romero, Phillies

35. Saul Rivera, Nationals

36. Jesse Crain, Twins

37. Kyle McClellan, Cardinals

38. Trever Miller, Rays

39. Mike Lincoln, Reds

40. Tyler Walker, Giants

41. Manuel Corpas, Rockies

42. Duaner Sanchez, Mets

43. David Weathers, Reds

44. Rafael Betancourt, Indians

45. Blaine Boyer, Braves

46. Cla Meredith, Padres

47. Sean Green, Mariners

48. Bob Howry, Cubs

49. Scott Schoeneweis, Mets

50. Tyler Yates, Pirates

51. Pedro Feliciano, Mets

52. Alan Embree, A's

53. Jamey Wright, Rangers

54. Renyel Pinto, Rays

55. Luis Ayala, Nationals/Mets

56. Wesley Wright, Astros

57. Matt Guerrier, Twins

 

58. Aaron Heilman, Mets

 

-1.1 VORP

5.45 ERC

4.66 FIP

24 PRC

 

Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO  GF SV   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO  HBP  WP  BFP  IBB  BK  ERA *lgERA *ERA+ WHIP
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
2008 29 NYM NL   3   8  78   0   0   0  23  3   76.0   75   48   44  10   46   80   9   2   356   8   0  5.21  4.21   81 1.592

 

59. Ron Villone, Cardinals

60. Jack Taschner, Giants

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You're wrong, he did play for the Reds...oh wait in 2000. When typing this list I had to re-look up about 20 of these guys to see what team they played for this year as I couldn't remember as so many middle relievers are non-descript. Not sure why I assumed Villone played for the Reds but he's also played for 12 different teams in his career. Another example that if you have a son, teach him to throw left handed and he'll have a good chance at having a long MLB career without doing anything relevant.

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Another example that if you have a son, teach him to throw left handed and he'll have a good chance at having a long MLB career without doing anything relevant.

 

That's my plan if I'm ever forced to have children. Teaching them to be switch hitters (in a COMPLETELY baseball related way) wouldn't hurt either.

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