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The state of the bullpen is wrong August 20, 2015

Posted by tomflesher in Baseball.
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Over at CloserMonkey, the current Mets closer hierarchy has Jeurys Familia as the closer, Tyler Clippard in the second slot, and …. Carlos Torres third in line? Fascinating.

Torres was upgraded above Bobby Parnell on August 16, at which point Torres promptly allowed 3 runs, 2 earned. Over Torres’ last 15 appearances, stemming back to June 27, Torres has 17.1 IP and a 3.12 ERA – solid for a reliever, but not closer stuff.

Meanwhile, my current favorite pitcher, Hansel Robles, has pitched a similar 17.1 since June 28 (in his last 15 appearances), but with an ERA of 2.60. However, Robles has two issues:

  • Torres has allowed an alarming 50% of his 10 inherited runners to score. Robles has allowed an inexcusable 100% of his 6 inherited runners to score.
  • Torres is battling a .348 BAbip against; Robles has gotten lucky with a .206 BAbip.

Robles is 25 this year. He’s going to be a fantastic reliever, and I’m looking forward to seeing his development.