Tuesday, December 30, 2008

FSWA Award Nominations

posted by Jon Williams

RotoExperts.com is nominating me for a few of the annual fantasy baseball writing awards from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. I thought it might be valuable to post links to some of my most popular work from RotoExperts.com. These are just clips, click the links to read the full articles.

Moving Up / Moving Down - This is a series that ran during the season. It usually featured a list of players on the upswing or sinking fast. The clips that follow the Headline Links are just the introductions to the articles in most cases.

A Tale of Two Halves

She didn’t bother knocking. She also didn’t enter the room like a normal person; instead, she turned the knob and gave my office door a small shove. Only when the door was completely open did she deign to enter. And what an entrance it was. She had it all, everything a growing boy needs in a woman. She wore a blood red dress, strapless and sleeveless, that covered her from breastbone to ankles, yet it still left little to the imagination. She walked toward me, one agonizingly beautiful step at a time. As I absently wiped the drool from my chin with my sleeve, she bent over my desk and gave me the once over.

“Are you him,” she said with a shoulder shrug towards the name on my door. “I hope so, because I really need your help.”

I leaned back in my chair and swung a foot onto my desk, as I considered all the things I might be able to do to help this damsel in distress. The truth is... I had just decided to take a last look at my Google Reader before calling it a night. But she wasn’t exactly waiting for me to make a decision.

“I must have listened to some bad advice, because now my entire organization is a mess. I need someone like you to help me get a handle on it. I heard that you were the best and that you also, you know, work cheap.”

I gave her a brief nod and put both feet on the floor as she slid a neatly-typed sheet of names at me. As I scanned the list I started to feel for the girl. This was one of the worst fantasy baseball teams I’d ever laid eyes upon; every name was a first-half disaster. I had to help her, so I quickly identified the worst performers, figuring we could dump these losers and take an immediate step forward. She wasn’t having it; she wanted to know the “why” of every move. So, I slid over to my ancient desktop, tilted the monitor in her direction and pulled up some stats so I could break it down for this poor babe in red.

June > September

Fantasy Baseball has several persistent myths that never seem to go away. In my fantasy advice writing, I’ve made an annual attempt to dispel one that never fails to bother me – the myth that makes September out to be such a great month. September is better than June? Please don’t bother me with that noise. Do a few Back-to-School sales or orange and red leaves make a great month?

Sure, I know what you’re about to suggest: the reason September is so great is because of all those great prospects that are called up to fill out rosters. Major League rosters expand and teams allow their future superstars to get a taste of the good stuff. This provides the fantasy also-rans with an opportunity to gorge on freely available talent, with the hope that some of them become keeper-worthy come next March. I understand the reasoning, but September has absolutely nothing on the month of June.

June is a better month in a lot of ways. School is ending instead of just beginning as it is in September – there is no need to waste your hard-earned money on books, binders, and new sweaters. Instead, put on your favorite jeans (cut off at the knees if that suits you), grab a glass of lemonade, and sit on the porch listening to your old Run-DMC albums. Moreover, baseball is not practically finished in June as it is in September – it is just getting going. The guys who you thought might never get it going are suddenly in prime form. You can start believing that your favorite end-game acquisition just might be for real. As for the prospects...oh, man! The prospects called up in June are so much better than the versions you see in September.

A Chat With My Fantasy Team

It was not exactly an intervention. It was more like a State of the Union address, though instead of telling Congress what they wanted to hear, I was giving the members of my various fantasy squads a chance to praise, criticize, and berate each other as well as me. I have to admit, it's much more fun that way. A quick look around the room assured me that everyone I had invited (and a few I had made a point of not inviting) had arrived.

Just as I was about to get things started one of those uninvited guests made a beeline to the podium. It was Robinson Cano, and he had a very smug look on his face.

“Hah! You told people to dump me but I’m having a great second half!”

“Congratulations Robbie. I’m very happy to have been wrong about you.”

“Why, I’m not on any of your teams. You know, since the All-Star break I’m batting .514 with three home runs and ten RBI.”

"Yes, Robbie. I was clearly wrong to suggest people dump you.”

After pulling that concession out of me, Cano turned and prissily walked away. (I made an obscene gesture at his back... and Kevin Millar laughed.) Cano is clearly Moving Up, but let's look at why that is. He has not changed his attitude at the plate. He has just one walk since the break. Cano has never been a big strikeout guy, but he is doing it even less with just two Ks since the break. That gives him a BABIP of about .562. If you think he can keep it up, or that it is not mostly luck, then you must also think that Cano is a certain-to-be-Hall-of-Famer.

I stepped up to the podium. I banged the gavel to bring the room to attention. I was making a few idle jokes as I checked that my index cards were in order. That was when I heard a small cough. It was not a throat-clearing cough. It was one of those "please pay attention to me" coughs. Of course, it was Eric Byrnes. He has not left me alone since my February prediction that he would never manage to steal 50 bases again. I guess it does not matter if I was one hundred percent correct about it. He was next to a guilty looking Shane Victorino, so I was sure I knew where this was going...

Future Sleepers

Every season there are players who seemingly come from out of nowhere to play a crucial part in your fantasy season. Sometimes these players fade away into that same ether that swallowed The Verve, Snow, and Vanilla Ice. There are also those that go on to become the next Wu-Tang, Jay-Z, or Will Smith (I still call him the Fresh Prince)...

Sleepers and Busts in Hindsight


If I had written the ultimate sleepers and busts article before the season, it should have resembled this one. Instead, like every other analyst on the planet, I had my fair share of hits and misses. The key to good fantasy analysis is not always being right; it is applying a system of evaluation that utilizes logic and reason rather than idle speculation and random guesses. I believe my analysis to be top rank, but man, oh man, do I wish I had been clairvoyant enough to assemble this list of sleepers and busts in February.

Playing For Keeps

Are you in a keeper league? I truly hope so. If you are not in a keeper league, please excuse me as I start to press your buttons. Playing in non-keeper leagues is like allowing yourself to be tortured endlessly by that kid in grade school who used to constantly call for a do-over. Remember him? I play in lots of non-keeper leagues, but when it is time to get serious, I turn to my AL, NL, and mixed keeper leagues. Anyone can get lucky and win a non-keeper league. You can also get unlucky and finish last. In keeper leagues, the cream usually rises to the top, because they involve more skill and greater effort. The strategy throughout the season is more complex, and the fight in your league mates is undying. In keeper leagues, even the also-rans have a reason to keep fighting. So, even if you love your non-keeper leagues, find a keeper league and learn what it's like to be in a real battle for roto excellence. There, did I convince you?

If you are in a keeper league, congratulations! You have been playing for keeps. This edition of Moving Up, Moving Down is dedicated to you. I have put together a list of the very best keepers in baseball. These are not just the obvious first round picks. These players, who were underpriced or undrafted this season, may just lead your squad to victory in 2009. If you already have these players on your roster, your future looks bright. Keep in mind that these are not the players having the best seasons in 2008. They're not even the players I necessarily want the most next season (but I do want them all). These are the players most likely to be great in 2009 and for years to come.



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Monday, December 29, 2008

Advanced Fantasy Baseball - No More Blogspot

posted by Jon Williams
My apologies if you've been getting two versions of each post in your RSS feed reader. We are transitioning from blogspot to AdvancedFantasyBaseball.com.

I have big plans for this blog over the next few weeks.


Lots and lots of sleeper articles - these sleepers will appeal to a variety of league types, from the 12 team mixed to the 13 team NL-Ultra.

Team Previews - The free agent picture is starting to clear up. Once a few more names land on teams we'll probably have a team preview every other day.

Strategy Articles - New strategies and spins on some classic methods.


Later tonight I'll catch up on the signings that happened over the Christmas holiday. Stay tuned...


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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

How the Teixeira Deal Changes the Yankees Outfield

posted by Jon Williams

Before the Mark Teixeira deal we were fairly certain that Nick Swisher would be playing everyday at first base. This made predicting the Yankees outfield fairly simple (before any new trades or free agent signings). Johnny Damon would be the regular left fielder, Brett Gardner and Melky Cabrera would share center field, and Xavier Nady would play right field. Hideki Matsui will be the everyday designated hitter and an extra outfielder. That gave the Yankees five outfielders which is the number that most teams carry on their 25-man rosters.

Upgrading the Defense


Teixeira is now the first basemman. This means Nick Swisher must get most of his at-bats as an outfielder. Swisher has played center field in the past but his defense there leaves much to be desired. One of the under reported aspects of the changes the Yankees are making this offseason is the improvement to the team defense which was not very good during the 2008 season as measured by UZR. The 2008 Yankees defense was -39.4 runs as measured by UZR, 28th in baseball. Two large factors in that measurement are no longer on the team - former right fielder Bobby Abreu (-25.9) and former first baseman Jason Giambi ( -2.5 ). Giambi has been replaced by Teixeira who was the best first baseman by UZR/150 at +10.1 in 2008. The Yankees also want to upgrade their outfield defense.

Defensive Potential

Johnny Damon LF (19.9 ) CF ( -3.0 )
Xavier Nady LF (-1.2) CF ( -41.0) RF (0.5)
Nick Swisher LF ( 6.3 ) CF ( -10.3 ) RF ( 14.2 )
Melky Cabrera CF ( -11.3 )
Brett Gardner LF (24.3) CF ( 40.2)
Hideki Matsui LF (-15.2 )

This makes the best possible defensive outfield for the Yankees -- Johnny Damon in left field (19.9), Brett Gardner in center field (40.2) and Nick Swisher in right field (14.2). But obviously the Yankees also need to consider offense which was not what they were expecting in 2008.

Offensive Potential

Johnny Damon (.373 wOBA in 2008, .349 wOBA career)
Xavier Nady (.374 wOBA in 2008, .342 wOBA career)
Nick Swisher (.325 wOBA in 2008, .347 wOBA career)
Melky Cabrera (.285 wOBA in 2008, .311 wOBA career)
Brett Gardner (career .358 wOBA in the minors, .380 wOBA 2008 at AAA, and .282 wOBA MLB)
Hideki Matsui (.348 wOBA in 2008, .366 wOBA career)

The Best of Both Worlds

Since Matsui is likely the DH is any case we'll place him there and take him out of this part of the discussion. Johnny Damon is clearly the best candidate for left field when we combine his offense and defense and his likely role as the Yankees leadoff hitter. Melky Cabrera's track record of lousy offense should remove him from the conversation as well. His defense just isn't good enough to justify an everyday role while contributing zero to the offense. Xavier Nady's defense in center is much worse than Gardner's and Swisher's so he is not a candidate to play center field. Brett Gardner's offensive potential and superior defense makes him clearly the best possible center fielder for the Yankees. This creates a battle for right field between Nick Swisher and Xavier Nady.

The Battle for Right Field

To this point most have assumed that the Yankees' most like Spring Training battle would be between Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner for center field. I think it isn't a contest. By the numbers, Gardner is the far superior option. This makes the biggest battle of the spring between Nick Swisher and Xavier Nady. Swisher seems clearly the better defensive option but Nady is not a detriment in right field. The real question is what is the true offensive level of both players. If we believe that Nady's gains in 2008 are for real then Nady gains an edge on Swisher. However, if both revert to their career levels of performance Swisher becomes a slightly better option especially when defense is considered.

Both Swisher and Nady have demonstrated the ability to play multiple positions. Nady is competent at first base, and both corner outfield positions and Swisher adds center field to his versatility. Nady has an .863 OPS against lefties during the last three seasons and an .810 OPS versus right-handers. Swisher also is better against left-handers with a .864 OPS and a .799 OPS against right-handers. So a platoon doesn't make much sense.
Feelings from Deep Down in the Guts

I believe that Xavier Nady's 2008 gains are for real. I get the impression that the Yankees also believe that those gains are real. I also believe that Nick Swisher will bounce back to at least his career levels and very possibly higher. I have followed the Yankees for years and unfortunately they tend to sacrifice defense for offense, especially when it means playing a veteran over an untested younger player. But I think manager Joe Girardi will break from this trend in 2009. So what does this mean? Here is what my gut and my examination of the context is telling me:

  1. Unless Melky Cabrera is absolutely amazing in Spring Training he will not be on the major league team to start the season.
  2. Xavier Nady will be the regular right fielder.
  3. Brett Gardner will start in center field unless he is attrocious in Spring Training.
  4. Nick Swisher will utilize his versatility to find 350-400 at-bats rotating between left field, center field, right field, first base, and designated hitter.
  5. If Hideki Matsui is not the designated hitter, he will not be in the lineup.
Other Possibilities

The rumors of Manny Ramirez also coming to the Bronx are still out there but I think this is an unlikely development. Much more likely is that the Yankees complete their much rumored trade for Mike Cameron. Cameron would start in center field and throw everything off again.

The other very strong possibility is that the Yankees do what they usually do and begin the season with the veteran Nick Swisher in center field. In this scenario Brett Gardner would be the reserve outfielder to start the season. Even if this is the case I believe that (to use a battered cliche) the cream will rise to the top and Gardner will be the regular center fielder by the all-star break. Gardner is simply too talented too remain on the bench in favor of inferior defensive (and potentially offensive) options based on nothing but veteran status.

Conclusion

Brett Gardner is one of my favorite sleepers for the 2009 season. I will be posting my complete evaluation of his skills in the series of sleeper articles that should appear in the next few weeks.

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RSS Feed Problems

posted by Jon Williams
My sincere apologies to those that experienced problems with my RSS feed the last few days. I believe that I've fixed the problem.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas Yankees Fans!

posted by Jon Williams


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...and to Yankees fans it looks like Christmas, New Years, birthdays and Mothers Day all wrapped together with a bright red bow.

The New York Yankees just committed $180 million over eight years to first baseman Mark Teixeira. Teixeira was negotiating with several teams including the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox until late last week when both teams dropped out of the bidding. The Yankees didn't even make an offer until Tuesday morning but it was quickly accepted. I'm guessing that LA and Bostn were trying to get a recession discount because this is pretty close to the asking price all along.

Teixeira is a fantastic hitter with plate discipline, patience and power. He should be an excellent fit in New York's lineup. He should have no problem scoring runs in front of Alex rodriguez and driving them in behind Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon. Teixeira is a solid early round pick in mixed leagues and a top selection in deeper AL-only leagues.


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Monday, December 22, 2008

UFC 92: Mike Massenzio

posted by Jon Williams

Five Ounces of Pain has an exclusive interview with UFC 92 combatant - Mike Massenzio, courtesy of RotoExperts.com.

The primary focus for UFC 92 is on the “big three” bouts featuring Forrest Girffin defending his UFC light heavyweight title vs. Rashad Evans; Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defending his interim UFC heavyweight title vs. Frank Mir; and Wanderlei Silva and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson fighting for the third time.

However, there’s an overlooked match that is scheduled to be televised on this weekend’s pay-per-view with plenty of history behind it, as former Junior College wrestling standout Mike Massenzio will seek revenge against amateur wrestling rival C.B. Dollaway.

Massenzio lost to Dollaway at the Junior College National Championships several years ago and spent the next year of his life preparing for redemption. Unfortunately, Dollaway never advanced to the finals and Massenzio’s opportunity for revenge was lost.


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Final 2008 Advanced Fantasy Baseball Player Rankings

posted by Jon Williams
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Top Relievers / Closers Ranked By FIP

posted by Jon Williams

This is the last of the lists of rankings by position. Now we get to the good stuff the sleepers and potential busts.

Name K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BABIP FIP
Joey Devine 9.66 2.96 0 0.224 1.97
Hong-Chih Kuo 11.16 1.95 0.39 0.296 1.99
Takashi Saito 11.49 3.06 0.19 0.35 2
Jonathan Papelbon 10 1.04 0.52 0.313 2.01
Mariano Rivera 9.81 0.76 0.51 0.232 2.03
Joba Chamberlain 11.31 3.6 0.26 0.322 2.19
Grant Balfour 12.65 3.7 0.46 0.233 2.22
Arthur Rhodes 10.19 4.08 0 0.319 2.23
Brian Fuentes 11.78 3.16 0.43 0.317 2.24
Jorge Campillo 7.06 2.08 0 0.266 2.26
Jonathan Broxton 11.48 3.52 0.26 0.328 2.26
Kerry Wood 11.4 2.44 0.41 0.331 2.32
Brad Lidge 11.94 4.54 0.26 0.317 2.41
Billy Wagner 9.96 1.91 0.77 0.258 2.66
Scott Eyre 11.22 2.45 0.7 0.342 2.7
Matt Thornton 10.29 2.54 0.67 0.276 2.75
Chad Qualls 8.67 2.2 0.49 0.294 2.77
Joe Nathan 9.84 2.39 0.67 0.245 2.79
Ramon Ramirez 8.79 3.89 0.25 0.294 2.84
Craig Breslow 7.47 3.64 0.19 0.261 2.96
Ramon Troncoso 9 2.84 0.47 0.336 3
Kirk Saarloos 4.7 1.17 0.39 0.354 3.05
Jeff Samardzija 8.13 4.88 0 0.312 3.06
Jose Arredondo 8.11 3.25 0.44 0.25 3.1
Mark Hendrickson 5.51 2.48 0.28 0.272 3.13
Mike Adams 10.19 2.62 0.96 0.276 3.13
Carlos Villanueva 9.4 2.12 0.91 0.285 3.17
Will Ohman 8.13 3.38 0.46 0.299 3.17
Frank Francisco 11.79 3.69 0.99 0.295 3.18
Shawn Camp 7.09 2.52 0.46 0.322 3.21
Francisco Rodriguez 10.14 4.48 0.53 0.302 3.22
Rafael Perez 10.14 2.71 0.94 0.313 3.22
Jerry Blevins 8.36 3.11 0.48 0.296 3.24
Jason Grilli 8.28 4.56 0.24 0.313 3.24
Damaso Marte 9.83 3.6 0.69 0.295 3.24
Garrett Mock 10.04 5.54 0.35 0.265 3.25
Joakim Soria 8.82 2.54 0.67 0.215 3.25
Matt Lindstrom 6.75 4.08 0.16 0.321 3.27
LaTroy Hawkins 6.97 3.19 0.44 0.283 3.28
Matt Capps 6.54 0.84 0.84 0.272 3.28
Chris Sampson 4.96 1.61 0.44 0.247 3.29
Justin Hampson 5.58 2.93 0.29 0.308 3.3
Joe Beimel 5.88 3.86 0 0.32 3.3
Sergio Romo 8.74 2.12 0.79 0.171 3.31
Manny Delcarmen 8.72 3.39 0.61 0.266 3.32
Adam Russell 7.62 3.46 0.35 0.361 3.32
Ryan Madson 7.29 2.5 0.65 0.305 3.33
Taylor Buchholz 7.6 2.44 0.68 0.234 3.33
Justin Masterson 7.6 3.15 0.52 0.277 3.34
Heath Bell 8.19 3.23 0.58 0.291 3.34
Trever Miller 9.14 4.15 0.42 0.321 3.36
Saul Rivera 6.96 3.75 0.32 0.336 3.37
Jim Johnson 4.98 3.67 0 0.258 3.38
Scott Downs 7.26 3.44 0.38 0.264 3.39
J.P. Howell 9.27 3.93 0.6 0.259 3.39
Bobby Jenks 5.55 2.48 0.44 0.261 3.41
Tony Pena 6.44 2.11 0.62 0.329 3.42
Dan Giese 5.4 3.04 0.34 0.305 3.43
Bobby Seay 9.27 3.99 0.64 0.353 3.43
Joe Nelson 10 3.67 0.83 0.286 3.45
Cesar Jimenez 7.16 2.6 0.65 0.325 3.46
Huston Street 8.87 3.47 0.77 0.288 3.47
Vladimir Nunez 6.61 5.23 0 0.32 3.5
Russ Springer 8.05 3.22 0.72 0.265 3.51
David Robertson 10.68 4.45 0.89 0.344 3.53
Darren Oliver 6 2 0.62 0.286 3.53
Bill Bray 10.34 4.6 0.77 0.369 3.54
Franklyn German 6.23 5.4 0 0.281 3.55
Wil Ledezma 9.09 5.88 0.27 0.307 3.55
Brandon Morrow 11.54 3.68 1.23 0.187 3.57
Buddy Carlyle 8.47 3.73 0.72 0.285 3.58
Brian Tallet 7.51 3.51 0.64 0.3 3.61
Hideki Okajima 8.71 3.34 0.87 0.272 3.62
Juan Cruz 12.37 5.4 0.87 0.28 3.62
Carlos Marmol 11.75 4.23 1.03 0.185 3.62
Brian Bruney 8.07 4.18 0.56 0.194 3.63
Darren O'Day 6.02 2.91 0.42 0.335 3.64
Ryan Rowland-Smith 7.58 4.08 0.58 0.293 3.65
Sean Green 7.06 4.1 0.34 0.324 3.65
Jeremy Affeldt 9.19 2.87 1.03 0.329 3.66
Horacio Ramirez 3.13 2.17 0.24 0.323 3.67
Dennys Reyes 7.58 2.91 0.78 0.282 3.67
Jose Valverde 10.38 2.88 1.25 0.302 3.67
B.J. Ryan 9 4.34 0.62 0.285 3.68
Jeff Bennett 6.14 4.35 0.22 0.277 3.69
Brad Ziegler 4.53 3.32 0.3 0.246 3.72
D.J. Carrasco 6.98 3.26 0.47 0.262 3.73
Geoff Geary 6.33 3.94 0.42 0.237 3.74
Chad Durbin 6.47 3.59 0.51 0.292 3.77
Francisco Cordero 9.98 4.86 0.77 0.314 3.77
Leo Nunez 4.84 2.79 0.37 0.28 3.77
Cory Wade 6.43 1.89 0.88 0.227 3.78
J.J. Putz 10.88 5.44 0.78 0.36 3.78
Jesse Carlson 8.25 3.15 0.9 0.235 3.8
Kevin Gregg 7.6 4.85 0.39 0.261 3.8
Roy Corcoran 4.83 4.46 0.12 0.278 3.81
Scot Shields 9.09 4.12 0.85 0.304 3.81
Doug Brocail 8.39 2.75 1.05 0.298 3.83
Clay Rapada 6.33 5.91 0 0.296 3.84
Clay Hensley 6.35 6.09 0 0.287 3.84
Brandon Lyon 6.67 1.97 1.06 0.355 3.84
Joel Hanrahan 9.92 4.48 0.96 0.306 3.84
Brian Stokes 6.51 2.28 0.98 0.301 3.85
Brian Wolfe 5.73 2.45 0.82 0.25 3.86
Jared Burton 8.9 3.84 0.92 0.318 3.86
Kameron Loe 5.87 2.35 0.88 0.332 3.88
Justin Miller 8.29 3.86 0.77 0.322 3.88
Eddie Guardado 5.27 3.04 0.64 0.268 3.9
Ryan Speier 5.82 3.18 0.53 0.307 3.9
Cla Meredith 6.27 3.07 0.77 0.328 3.91
Seth McClung 7.99 5.62 0.43 0.291 3.92
Robinson Tejeda 9.6 4.69 0.89 0.229 3.93
Brian Shouse 5.79 2.45 0.88 0.268 3.93
Brian Wilson 9.67 4.04 1.01 0.336 3.93
Jon Rauch 8.29 2.01 1.38 0.299 3.96
Manny Corpas 5.65 2.6 0.79 0.33 3.96
Edwar Ramirez 10.25 3.9 1.14 0.285 3.96
Kyle McClellan 7.02 3.09 0.83 0.318 3.96
Joe Smith 7.39 4.41 0.57 0.271 3.97
Jesse Crain 7.18 3.45 0.86 0.306 3.98
Aquilino Lopez 6.98 2.52 1.03 0.324 3.98
Trevor Hoffman 9.13 1.79 1.59 0.268 3.99
R.A. Dickey 5 3.5 0.5 0.227 3.99
Boof Bonser 9.52 2.77 1.38 0.388 4
Dennis Sarfate 9.98 6.75 0.42 0.268 4.01
Jamey Wright 6.4 3.74 0.53 0.331 4.01
Al Reyes 7.54 3.97 0.79 0.297 4.06
Keiichi Yabu 6.35 4.24 0.4 0.294 4.06
Matt Herges 6.44 3.36 0.7 0.353 4.06
Chad Bradford 2.58 2.28 0.46 0.271 4.08
Santiago Casilla 7.69 3.58 0.89 0.357 4.09
Lance Cormier 5.9 4.46 0.52 0.326 4.11
Steven Shell 7.38 3.6 0.9 0.225 4.11
Fernando Rodney 10.93 6.69 0.67 0.324 4.12
Rudy Seanez 6.23 5.19 0.42 0.281 4.15
Chad Gaudin 7.5 2.83 1.17 0.326 4.15
Julian Tavarez 8.4 4.61 0.82 0.397 4.16
Brandon League 6.27 4.09 0.55 0.271 4.16
Jorge Julio 10.2 5.7 0.9 0.322 4.17
Mike Gonzalez 11.76 3.74 1.6 0.282 4.17
Jose Veras 9.83 4.53 1.09 0.311 4.19
Clay Condrey 4.43 2.48 0.78 0.33 4.19
Javier Lopez 5.76 4.1 0.61 0.275 4.19
Blaine Boyer 8.38 3.13 1.25 0.317 4.2
Doug Waechter 6.54 2.98 0.99 0.297 4.21
Ron Mahay 6.82 4.04 0.84 0.292 4.21
Salomon Torres 5.74 3.71 0.68 0.283 4.22
Scott Linebrink 7.77 1.75 1.55 0.267 4.23
Octavio Dotel 12.36 3.9 1.61 0.292 4.24
Tyler Yates 7.73 5.03 0.74 0.315 4.24
Tyler Walker 8.27 3.54 1.18 0.283 4.24
Edward Mujica 6.28 2.33 1.16 0.333 4.27
Jon Lieber 5.04 1.21 1.21 0.313 4.3
Mike Wuertz 6.04 4.03 0.81 0.294 4.3
Duaner Sanchez 6.79 3.55 0.93 0.285 4.3
Chris Perez 9.07 4.75 1.08 0.278 4.33
George Sherrill 9.79 5.57 1.01 0.307 4.33
David Weathers 5.97 3.89 0.78 0.319 4.36
Boone Logan 8.93 2.98 1.49 0.393 4.36
Leonel Rosales 5.4 4.5 0.6 0.311 4.4
Rafael Betancourt 8.11 3.17 1.39 0.323 4.4
Tom Gordon 7.89 5.16 0.91 0.327 4.41
Mark Lowe 7.77 4.81 0.85 0.366 4.42
Mitch Stetter 11.01 6.75 0.71 0.229 4.43
Glendon Rusch 5.3 4.34 0.72 0.29 4.44
Guillermo Mota 7.89 4.42 1.11 0.289 4.45
Neal Cotts 10.85 3.28 1.77 0.35 4.45
Luis Ayala 5.95 2.85 1.07 0.32 4.47
Royce Ring 6.45 4.03 0.81 0.39 4.48
Jack Taschner 7.31 4.5 0.94 0.35 4.49
Dan Wheeler 7.19 2.98 1.36 0.202 4.49
Brad Thompson 3.82 3.06 0.76 0.298 4.49
Bob Howry 7.51 1.66 1.66 0.354 4.49
Jesus Colome 6.97 4.94 0.76 0.275 4.5
Mike Lincoln 7.29 3.07 1.28 0.284 4.51
Ron Villone 9 6.66 0.72 0.311 4.51
Alan Embree 8.32 4.38 1.17 0.304 4.53
Andrew Brown 7.2 5.4 0.77 0.221 4.53
John Grabow 7.34 4.38 1.07 0.251 4.54
Jason Frasor 7.99 6.08 0.76 0.259 4.55
Masa Kobayashi 5.66 2.26 1.29 0.318 4.55
Casey Fossum 6.1 3.92 0.87 0.311 4.56
Jensen Lewis 7.09 3.68 1.09 0.309 4.59
Matt Albers 5.26 4.54 0.72 0.25 4.59
Pedro Feliciano 8.44 4.39 1.18 0.332 4.59
Randor Bierd 6.14 4.66 0.74 0.365 4.63
Nick Masset 5.9 3.57 1.09 0.32 4.63
David Aardsma 9.06 6.47 0.74 0.338 4.65
J.C. Romero 7.93 5.8 0.76 0.239 4.66
Freddy Dolsi 5.48 5.29 0.57 0.308 4.68
Kevin Hart 7.48 5.86 0.65 0.402 4.69
Sean Marshall 7.52 3.76 1.37 0.256 4.69
Zach Miner 4.63 5.44 0.4 0.275 4.7
Warner Madrigal 5.73 3.82 1.09 0.28 4.71
Ryan Franklin 5.83 3.43 1.14 0.308 4.75
Gary Glover 6.13 3.64 1.16 0.329 4.77
Logan Kensing 8.95 5.37 1.14 0.299 4.79
Alex Hinshaw 10.66 6.58 1.13 0.286 4.82
Alberto Castillo 7.96 3.46 1.04 0.323 4.82
Jason Isringhausen 7.59 4.64 1.05 0.338 4.87
Aaron Heilman 9.47 5.45 1.18 0.326 4.91
Chan Ho Park 6.27 3.58 1.28 0.303 4.91
Osiris Matos 6.97 3.92 1.31 0.352 4.92
Scott Schoeneweis 5.4 3.65 1.11 0.276 4.97
Scott Proctor 10.71 5.59 1.63 0.35 4.97
Todd Coffey 5.06 2.7 1.35 0.31 4.97
Josh Rupe 5.34 4.63 0.81 0.299 4.99
Wesley Wright 9.22 5.5 1.29 0.27 5
Franquelis Osoria 4.6 1.78 1.48 0.355 5.04
Juan Rincon 6.34 3.9 1.3 0.335 5.07
Gary Majewski 6.07 3.37 1.35 0.391 5.08
Matt Guerrier 6.96 4.36 1.41 0.315 5.08
Ross Ohlendorf 8.1 4.28 1.58 0.359 5.11
Luis Vizcaino 9.59 3.72 1.96 0.32 5.13
Carlos Muniz 6.17 2.7 1.54 0.287 5.15
Denny Bautista 6.56 6.27 0.9 0.304 5.15
Sean Burnett 6.67 5.4 1.11 0.298 5.16
Phil Dumatrait 5.66 5.66 0.87 0.306 5.16
Doug Slaten 5.57 3.9 1.11 0.289 5.17
Renyel Pinto 7.79 5.43 1.25 0.254 5.2
Manny Acosta 5.26 4.42 1.19 0.257 5.21
Yasuhiko Yabuta 5.97 4.06 1.43 0.301 5.23
T.J. Beam 4.73 3.94 1.18 0.261 5.23
Bryan Corey 4.4 2.4 1.6 0.3 5.27
Randy Flores 5.96 7.01 0.7 0.366 5.27
Joaquin Benoit 8.6 7 1.2 0.288 5.29
Kip Wells 7.59 7.31 0.84 0.283 5.29
Edgar Gonzalez 7.71 3.86 1.71 0.316 5.32
Dustin Nippert 5.9 5.45 1.13 0.373 5.35
Joe Thatcher 5.96 4.56 1.4 0.407 5.35
Billy Sadler 8.53 5.48 1.22 0.252 5.37
Brian Falkenborg 7.66 4.84 1.61 0.333 5.37
Brian Bass 4.11 3.09 1.41 0.306 5.46
Jason Hammel 5.15 4.09 1.42 0.288 5.46
Tim Byrdak 7.64 4.72 1.63 0.243 5.46
David Riske 5.74 5.31 1.28 0.307 5.47
Mike Timlin 5.84 3.65 1.64 0.323 5.48
C.J. Wilson 7.96 5.24 1.55 0.314 5.48
Kyle Farnsworth 9.1 3.28 2.24 0.335 5.49
Craig Hansen 6.22 8.35 0.58 0.273 5.51
Vinnie Chulk 4.55 2.27 1.71 0.269 5.53
Todd Jones 3.02 3.89 1.08 0.303 5.6
Joel Zumaya 8.49 8.49 1.16 0.324 5.75
Chris Britton 4.7 4.3 1.57 0.312 5.78
Justin Speier 7.41 3.57 1.99 0.285 5.81
Jimmy Gobble 7.67 6.54 1.42 0.353 5.85
Troy Percival 7.49 5.32 1.77 0.181 5.87
Keith Foulke 6.68 3.77 2.03 0.246 5.94
Jorge Sosa 4.98 4.57 1.66 0.346 5.95
Cha Seung Baek 5.14 3.54 1.93 0.232 5.95
Charlie Manning 7.93 6.64 1.71 0.249 6.06
Eric Gagne 7.38 4.27 2.14 0.274 6.13
Dave Borkowski 6 3.5 2.25 0.367 6.3
Joel Peralta 6.49 2.39 2.56 0.271 6.3
Miguel Batista 6.46 6.85 1.52 0.207 6.43
Fernando Cabrera 9.85 5.4 2.86 0.32 6.87
Jamie Walker 5.68 2.61 2.84 0.33 6.92
Kelvin Jimenez 4.12 5.62 1.87 0.289 6.92
Oscar Villarreal 5.02 4.06 2.87 0.26 7.67

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