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'08 Player Rankings: Closers

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List contains the top 30 in Saves. I know you will all be shocked that K-Rod isn't #1.

 

Closer Rankings

 

1. Mariano Rivera, Yankees

 

17.3 Win Shares

34.0 VORP

10.3 WARP3

 

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 38 NYY AL   6   5  64   0   0   0  60 39   70.7   41   11   11   4    6   77   2   1   259   0   0  1.40  4.44  317 0.665

 

 

2. Joe Nathan, Twins

3. Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox

4. Joakim Soria, Royals

5. Kerry Wood, Cubs

6. Brian Fuentes, Rockies

7. Brad Lidge, Phillies

8. Francisco Rodriguez, Angels

9. Bobby Jenks, White Sox

10. Takashi Saito, Dodgers

11. Jose Valverde, Astros

12. Billy Wagner, Mets

13. Jonathan Broxton, Dodgers

14. Matt Capps, Pirates

15. Huston Street, A's

16. Trevor Hoffman, Padres

17. Francisco Cordero, Reds

18. B.J. Ryan, Blue Jays

19. Kevin Gregg, Marlins

20. Jon Rauch, Nationals/Diamondbacks

21. Salomon Torres, Brewers

22. Brian Wilson, Giants

23. Ryan Franklin, Cardinals

24. Mike Gonzalez, Braves

25. J.J. Putz, Mariners

26. Brandon Lyon, Diamondbacks

 

27. George Sherrill, Orioles

 

5.0 Win Shares

5.8 VORP

3.4 WARP3

 

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 BAL AL   3   5  57   0   0   0  49 31   53.3   47   28   28   6   33   58   1   1   239   6   0  4.73  4.53   96 1.500

 

28. Troy Percival, Rays

29. Todd Jones, Tigers

30. C.J. Wilson, Rangers

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I don't care about ERA for relievers because of the specialization of their use. Wood had a big edge on Lidge in WHIP and K/BB Ratio. I can see putting Lidge as a high as 5th but definitely not above Soria.

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I don't care about ERA for relievers because of the specialization of their use. Wood had a big edge on Lidge in WHIP and K/BB Ratio. I can see putting Lidge as a high as 5th but definitely not above Soria.

Rivera, Soria and Nathan are the three I'd rank above Lidge. It is probably not entirely fair to qualify relievers by baserunner prevention, but not by run prevention. Both metrics you used penalize Lidge because he walks many hitters. A couple of salient points.

 

1. Batters hit 23 extra base hits against Kerry Wood compared to just 13 against Brad Lidge. Batters have far more difficulty hitting Lidge with any kind of authority. If you want to use a metric outside ERA, look at opponents' OPS. Lidge's hitters hit .565, compared to .632 for Lidge.

2. Lidge did not blow a save all season.

3. To emphasize the second point, Lidge led all relievers this season in Win Probability added. That metric sees him nearly a full win more valuable than any other relief pitcher this season.

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