Archive for the 'Relief Pitching' Category

The data show that it is high time to give the vertically-challenged their due.

Sometimes, it makes no sense for a team to add another good relief pitcher.

A follow up to a pair of recent columns.

How bad can it get for members of the bullpen?

So … what are they, then?

With Kevin Gregg the subject of trade rumors, the closer’s job may soon be up for grabs in Chicago.

Or, 42 facts about Mariano Rivera

Are teams that spend big on their bullpens getting their money’s worth?

Does Koji Uehara own a recipe for success?

Strikeout rates show that these guys were better than their numbers.

With a little tinkering under the hood, we can modify WPA’s Clutch score to grade bullpens.

With a little tinkering under the hood, we can modify WPA’s Clutch score to grade bullpens.

Tim Lincecum dominated in a long relief role for San Francisco. Could his success lead a team to try it in-season?

Why has Tim Lincecum flourished since being banished to the bullpen?

And then there were three…

How Brett Myers will do as a closer and how valuable he is to the Astros in that role is not the question for this space. Just the fastballs. Let’s take a look at some quick-and-dirty numbers (four- and two-seam fastballs all together; age determined by season year minus birth year—neither precise nor seasonal). If […]

Tyler Clippard has one of the best fastballs in the league. What makes it so effective?

Reliever usage over the last five seasons

Keep an eye on these rookie pitchers.