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Monday, February 11, 2019

Nationals Sean Doolittle named MLB Network’s second best reliever

Sean Doolittle, who the Nationals acquired in summer 20187, has been named to the MLB Network’s list of Top 10 Relievers.

And the 32-year-old comes in at No. 2 on the list, right behind Craig Kimbrel of the Boston Red Sox.

I was hoping that this would mean that the MLB Network was about to pull Chris Russo from the mound, but we’re never that lucky, are we?


QLE Posted: February 11, 2019 at 05:42 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mlb_network, relievers, sean doolittle

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   1. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: February 11, 2019 at 01:13 PM (#5814316)
And the #1 guy doesn't have a team to report to.
   2. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: February 11, 2019 at 01:18 PM (#5814319)
The trend of waiting until March to sign half of your free agents must be murder on the already struggling annual preview industry. The Baseball Prospectus annual is out already. I was thinking about writing to ask if there's going to be an "errata" section they send out when the season starts for real.
   3. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: February 11, 2019 at 02:31 PM (#5814366)
I haven't gotten a new baseball video game in a while (2003 season I think), but I remember on the rosters, guys who signed late in the free agent period had their data in the game but were on a free agent list rather than on a team roster. It was possible to edit the team rosters though to keep them up to date (or to create a super team if you wanted). These days, however, you can download roster updates throughout the season and it updates the player stats and ratings, too!
   4. Walt Davis Posted: February 11, 2019 at 03:25 PM (#5814383)
Did Duensing make the top 300?
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: February 11, 2019 at 03:28 PM (#5814389)
Nationals Sean Doolittle named MLB Network’s second best reliever.
A more prestigious honor I cannot imagine.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: February 11, 2019 at 04:44 PM (#5814418)
Is Dan Plesac No. 1?
   7. Khrushin it bro Posted: February 11, 2019 at 06:42 PM (#5814459)
He's not even as good as the guy he was traded for.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 11, 2019 at 06:50 PM (#5814462)
Did Duensing make the top 300?
Edged out by Anthony Rizzo.
   9. bbmck Posted: February 11, 2019 at 07:30 PM (#5814469)
Among 2018 pitchers with 80%+ games in relief and 30+ IP since Morrow has 30.2 IP, the Top 10 as selected by MLB Network (250 qualifying pitchers):

pit bWAR: 1, T4, T7, T7, T12, T12, T18, T27, T38, T44
pit fWAR-FIP: 1, 2, 3, 4, T6, T6, T10, T14, T22, T80
pit fWAR-RA9: 1, 3, T5, T7, 9, T10, T14, T30, T30, T39
Saves: 1, 3, T4, 6, T7, T15, 19, T36, T36, T139
IP: 11, 13, T23, 27, 41, 84, T103, T137, T174, 247

K%: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 23, 26, 32, T92
BB%: 8, T15, T32, T44, T71, T98, 168, T203, 224, 240
ERA+: 1, 4, 5, 7, 13, 26, T32, 36, 44, T60
FIP: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 14, 39, T44, T59
OPS+: 1, T2, 4, T6, T6, 9, T22, T22, T59, T74

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