Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2011 Best Reliever Performance (ranked by xFIP)

posted by Jon Williams

The best reliever performances of 2011. I love this list best of all. I find so many underrated gems on this list. You can find both future closers and potential rotation front starters.

Name Team W ERA G SV BS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP LOB% xFIP
Sergio Romo Giants 3 1.50 65 1 1 48 13.13 0.94 0.38 0.71 0.83 1.49
Craig Kimbrel Braves 4 2.10 79 46 8 77 14.84 3.74 0.35 1.04 0.81 1.94
Kenley Jansen Dodgers 2 2.85 51 5 1 53.2 16.1 4.36 0.5 1.04 0.76 2.09
Jonathan Papelbon Red Sox 4 2.94 63 31 3 64.1 12.17 1.4 0.42 0.93 0.70 2.16
Koji Uehara - - - 2 2.35 65 0 1 65 11.77 1.25 1.52 0.72 0.95 2.33
David Robertson Yankees 4 1.08 70 1 3 66.2 13.5 4.73 0.14 1.13 0.90 2.46
Sean Marshall Cubs 6 2.26 78 5 4 75.2 9.4 2.02 0.12 1.10 0.77 2.50
Mariano Rivera Yankees 1 1.91 64 44 5 61.1 8.8 1.17 0.44 0.90 0.83 2.64
Rex Brothers Rockies 1 2.88 48 1 2 40.2 13.06 4.43 0.89 1.30 0.82 2.65
Rafael Betancourt Rockies 2 2.89 68 8 4 62.1 10.54 1.16 1.01 0.87 0.75 2.66
Greg Holland Royals 5 1.80 46 4 2 60 11.1 2.85 0.45 0.93 0.83 2.67
Sergio Santos White Sox 4 3.55 63 30 6 63.1 13.07 4.12 0.85 1.11 0.74 2.69
Al Alburquerque Tigers 6 1.87 41 0 0 43.1 13.92 6.02 0 1.15 0.83 2.78
Kameron Loe Brewers 4 3.50 72 1 7 72 7.63 2 0.5 1.13 0.69 2.78
Vinnie Pestano Indians 1 2.32 68 2 4 62 12.19 3.48 0.73 1.05 0.85 2.80
John Axford Brewers 2 1.95 74 46 2 73.2 10.51 3.05 0.49 1.14 0.83 2.85
Mike Adams - - - 5 1.47 76 2 3 73.2 9.04 1.71 0.61 0.79 0.88 2.87
Jonny Venters Braves 6 1.84 85 5 4 88 9.82 4.4 0.2 1.09 0.84 2.88
Glen Perkins Twins 4 2.48 65 2 3 61.2 9.49 3.06 0.29 1.23 0.78 2.92
Matt Thornton White Sox 2 3.32 62 3 4 59.2 9.5 3.17 0.45 1.36 0.61 2.94
Ryan Madson Phillies 4 2.37 62 32 2 60.2 9.2 2.37 0.3 1.15 0.81 2.94
Joel Hanrahan Pirates 1 1.83 70 40 4 68.2 8 2.1 0.13 1.05 0.78 2.98
Chris Sale White Sox 2 2.79 58 8 2 71 10.01 3.42 0.76 1.11 0.81 3.00
Cory Luebke Padres 1 3.23 29 0 0 39 9.92 3.46 0.23 1.00 0.64 3.00
Brad Ziegler - - - 3 2.16 66 1 1 58.1 6.79 2.93 0 1.23 0.71 3.04
Casey Janssen Blue Jays 6 2.26 55 2 2 55.2 8.57 2.26 0.32 1.10 0.81 3.04
Daniel Bard Red Sox 2 3.33 70 1 5 73 9.12 2.96 0.62 0.96 0.66 3.05
Eric O'Flaherty Braves 2 0.98 78 0 4 73.2 8.19 2.57 0.24 1.09 0.92 3.05
George Sherrill Braves 3 3.00 51 0 1 36 9.5 3 0.75 1.25 0.81 3.08
Francisco Rodriguez - - - 6 2.64 73 23 6 71.2 9.92 3.27 0.5 1.30 0.82 3.08
Brandon League Mariners 1 2.79 65 37 5 61.1 6.6 1.47 0.44 1.08 0.67 3.09
J.J. Putz Diamondbacks 2 2.17 60 45 4 58 9.47 1.86 0.62 0.91 0.81 3.10
Steve Cishek Marlins 2 2.63 45 3 0 54.2 9.05 3.13 0.16 1.17 0.75 3.12
Drew Storen Nationals 6 2.75 73 43 5 75.1 8.84 2.39 0.96 1.02 0.81 3.14
Huston Street Rockies 1 3.86 62 29 4 58.1 8.49 1.39 1.54 1.22 0.76 3.14
Mark Melancon Astros 8 2.78 71 20 5 74.1 7.99 3.15 0.61 1.22 0.76 3.14
Edward Mujica Marlins 9 2.96 67 0 3 76 7.46 1.66 0.83 1.03 0.76 3.17
Marc Rzepczynski - - - 2 3.34 71 0 4 62 8.85 3.77 0.44 1.23 0.70 3.18
Tyler Clippard Nationals 3 1.83 72 0 7 88.1 10.6 2.65 1.12 0.84 0.96 3.20
Kyle Farnsworth Rays 5 2.18 63 25 6 57.2 7.96 1.87 0.78 0.99 0.85 3.21
Phil Coke Tigers 2 3.71 34 1 1 34 8.47 2.65 0.79 1.38 0.74 3.24
Darren Oliver Rangers 5 2.29 61 2 4 51 7.76 1.94 0.53 1.14 0.77 3.24
Matt Belisle Rockies 10 3.25 74 0 7 72 7.25 1.75 0.63 1.26 0.71 3.25
Fautino De Los Santos Athletics 3 4.32 34 0 2 33.1 11.61 4.59 1.08 1.32 0.65 3.26
Joaquin Benoit Tigers 4 2.95 66 2 5 61 9.3 2.51 0.74 1.05 0.75 3.29
Jordan Walden Angels 5 2.98 62 32 10 60.1 9.99 3.88 0.45 1.24 0.75 3.33
Aaron Crow Royals 4 2.76 57 0 7 62 9.44 4.5 1.16 1.39 0.88 3.34
Octavio Dotel - - - 5 3.50 65 3 0 54 10.33 2.83 1 0.98 0.69 3.34
Wilton Lopez Astros 2 2.79 73 0 6 71 7.1 2.28 0.76 1.27 0.79 3.36
Frank Francisco Blue Jays 1 3.55 54 17 4 50.2 9.41 3.2 1.24 1.32 0.80 3.36
Joakim Soria Royals 5 4.03 60 28 7 60.1 8.95 2.54 1.04 1.28 0.72 3.38
Yoshinori Tateyama Rangers 2 4.50 39 1 0 44 8.8 2.25 1.64 1.09 0.70 3.38
Jeremy Affeldt Giants 3 2.63 67 3 3 61.2 7.88 3.5 0.73 1.15 0.78 3.39
Tim Byrdak Mets 2 3.82 72 1 3 37.2 11.23 4.54 0.72 1.41 0.68 3.39
Jason Motte Cardinals 5 2.25 78 9 4 68 8.34 2.12 0.26 0.96 0.71 3.39
Scott Downs Angels 6 1.34 60 1 3 53.2 5.87 2.52 0.5 1.01 0.86 3.40
Sam LeCure Reds 2 3.32 39 0 0 57 8.53 2.53 0.95 0.95 0.74 3.41
Jim Johnson Orioles 6 2.67 69 9 5 91 5.74 2.08 0.49 1.11 0.76 3.42
LaTroy Hawkins Brewers 3 2.42 52 0 0 48.1 5.21 1.86 0.19 1.24 0.77 3.42
Boone Logan Yankees 5 3.46 64 0 2 41.2 9.94 2.81 0.86 1.34 0.74 3.43
Bobby Parnell Mets 4 3.64 60 6 6 59.1 9.71 4.1 0.61 1.47 0.72 3.46
Ramon Ramirez Giants 3 2.62 66 4 1 68.2 8.65 3.41 0.39 1.17 0.75 3.47
Aroldis Chapman Reds 4 3.60 54 1 2 50 12.78 7.38 0.36 1.30 0.72 3.47
Rich Thompson Angels 1 3.00 44 0 1 54 9.33 3.33 0.83 1.22 0.81 3.50
Andrew Bailey Athletics 0 3.24 42 24 2 41.2 8.86 2.59 0.65 1.10 0.67 3.52
Chris Resop Pirates 5 4.39 76 1 5 69.2 10.21 3.88 1.03 1.48 0.76 3.53
Luis Perez Blue Jays 2 4.27 33 0 2 46.1 7.58 3.11 1.17 1.47 0.74 3.54
Jason Grilli Pirates 2 2.48 28 1 0 32.2 10.19 4.13 0.55 1.19 0.82 3.54
Burke Badenhop Marlins 2 4.10 50 1 0 63.2 7.21 3.39 0.14 1.40 0.70 3.55
Antonio Bastardo Phillies 6 2.64 64 8 1 58 10.86 4.03 0.93 0.93 0.81 3.56
Grant Balfour Athletics 5 2.47 62 2 5 62 8.56 2.9 1.16 1.03 0.89 3.57
Joe Smith Indians 3 2.01 71 0 3 67 6.04 2.82 0.13 1.09 0.80 3.57
Cristhian Martinez Braves 1 3.36 46 0 0 77.2 6.72 2.2 0.93 0.97 0.72 3.59
Will Ohman White Sox 1 4.22 59 0 1 53.1 9.11 2.87 1.35 1.31 0.76 3.59
Manny Acosta Mets 4 3.45 44 4 3 47 8.81 2.87 1.15 1.38 0.79 3.60
Mark Lowe Rangers 2 3.80 52 1 2 45 8.4 3.8 1.2 1.44 0.69 3.60
Aaron Heilman Diamondbacks 4 6.88 32 0 1 35.1 8.41 2.8 2.04 1.67 0.66 3.60
Marco Estrada Brewers 1 4.38 36 0 3 51.1 9.64 3.33 1.05 1.31 0.67 3.61
Scott Elbert Dodgers 0 2.43 47 2 0 33.1 9.18 3.78 0.27 1.23 0.81 3.62
Fernando Salas Cardinals 5 2.28 68 24 6 75 9 2.52 0.84 0.95 0.84 3.62
Matt Reynolds Rockies 1 4.09 73 0 2 50.2 8.88 3.2 1.78 1.30 0.81 3.63
Guillermo Mota Giants 2 3.81 52 1 1 80.1 8.63 3.36 1.12 1.26 0.78 3.63
Blake Hawksworth Dodgers 2 4.08 49 0 1 53 7.3 2.89 1.02 1.17 0.62 3.64
David Hernandez Diamondbacks 5 3.38 74 11 3 69.1 10 3.89 0.52 1.14 0.72 3.66
Mitchell Boggs Cardinals 2 3.56 51 4 4 60.2 7.12 3.12 0.59 1.37 0.73 3.66
Heath Bell Padres 3 2.44 64 43 5 62.2 7.32 3.02 0.57 1.15 0.78 3.67
Dan Wheeler Red Sox 2 4.38 47 0 0 49.1 7.11 1.46 1.28 1.11 0.69 3.71
Chad Qualls Padres 6 3.51 77 0 5 74.1 5.21 2.42 0.85 1.25 0.76 3.72
Mike Gonzalez - - - 2 4.39 56 1 1 53.1 8.61 3.54 1.18 1.35 0.69 3.73
Nick Masset Reds 3 3.71 75 1 6 70.1 7.93 3.97 0.64 1.52 0.77 3.75

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