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Best & Worst Inherited Runner Scoring Percentage

Posted by Andy on August 29, 2007

Using a number of basic PI Batting Season Finder searches, we can find out about which relievers have done the best and worst allowing inherited base runners to score.

First, here are the top 25 performers so far in 2007. Criteria are 80% of games in relief and minimum of 20 inherited runners. (If there is no minimum for inherited runners, then Kyle Farnsworth comes out on top since he always starts innings....heh.)

  Cnt Player            **IS/R%**  IR Year Age Tm  Lg  G  GS CG SHO GF  W  L  W-L% SV   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO   ERA  ERA+ HR  BF   AB  2B 3B IBB HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS Pk BK WP   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  Pit  Str
+----+-----------------+---------+---+----+---+---+--+---+--+--+---+--+--+--+-----+--+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+--+----+----+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
    1 Santiago Casilla     0.05    22 2007  27 OAK AL  35  0  0   0  8  3  1  .750  2  39.2  37  20  20  15  40   4.54   96  5  171  154  7  1   3   0   0   2   1   8  0  0  0  4  .240  .304  .396  .700   87  655  404
    2 Frank Francisco      0.05    40 2007  27 TEX AL  50  0  0   0 15  1  0 1.000  0  51    50  29  27  28  38   4.76   97  3  226  193 15  2   3   1   3   1   3   4  2  0  0  8  .259  .354  .404  .758   96  942  575
    3 Carlos Marmol        0.06    32 2007  24 CHC NL  45  0  0   0  5  3  1  .750  1  53    34   9   9  27  72   1.53  296  2  219  189  3  0   3   1   1   1   2   8  0  0  0  4  .180  .284  .228  .512   37  890  545
    4 Justin Speier        0.08    24 2007  33 LAA AL  36  0  0   0  6  1  3  .250  0  36    23  13  13  12  33   3.25  132  5  145  128  3  1   1   3   2   0   0   2  1  0  0  1  .180  .266  .336  .602   61  561  360
    5 Willie Eyre          0.09    23 2007  28 TEX AL  33  2  0   0 10  4  6  .400  1  68    78  42  39  32  42   5.16   89  8  307  268 17  1   4   1   5   1   5   2  2  0  0  5  .291  .368  .451  .819  111 1159  692
    6 Rafael Betancourt    0.10    29 2007  32 CLE AL  53  0  0   0 10  3  0 1.000  0  62    39  10  10   6  56   1.45  303  4  224  217  9  0   1   0   0   1   3   2  3  0  0  0  .180  .201  .276  .477   27  896  663
    7 Kevin Cameron        0.10    20 2007  27 SDP NL  38  0  0   0 19  1  0 1.000  0  49.2  42  11   8  27  44   1.45  284  0  215  184  5  0   5   0   2   2   5   6  0  0  0  2  .228  .324  .255  .579   63  848  538
    8 Michael Wuertz       0.10    30 2007  28 CHC NL  60  0  0   0 13  2  3  .400  0  58.2  55  26  24  30  58   3.68  123  7  258  224 13  0   6   0   3   1   4   5  0  0  0  4  .246  .333  .397  .730   91  927  581
    9 Hideki Okajima       0.13    24 2007  31 BOS AL  57  0  0   0 11  3  1  .750  4  61.2  37   8   8  15  53   1.17  388  3  235  215  2  1   1   0   4   1   5   2  0  0  0  0  .172  .225  .233  .458   20  919  599
   10 Brian Shouse         0.14    63 2007  38 MIL NL  59  0  0   0 10  1  1  .500  1  40.2  30  14  11  13  26   2.43  180  0  163  144  6  0   4   2   3   1   4   5  2  0  1  0  .208  .281  .250  .531   43  623  378
   11 Bobby Seay           0.14    35 2007  29 DET AL  49  0  0   0 15  1  0 1.000  1  38.1  34  12  12  13  28   2.82  157  1  160  140  7  2   3   2   2   2   2   1  1  0  1  1  .243  .312  .343  .655   73  628  410
   12 Scott Downs          0.14    35 2007  31 TOR AL  66  0  0   0 10  2  2  .500  0  50.1  38  13  12  22  50   2.15  215  3  206  181  4  0   3   1   1   1   5   0  1  1  1  2  .210  .298  .282  .580   53  790  478
   13 Rafael Perez         0.15    26 2007  25 CLE AL  32  0  0   0  7  1  1  .500  0  47.1  32  12   9  12  48   1.71  257  4  185  171  4  1   1   0   1   1   5   1  1  0  0  3  .187  .239  .292  .531   42  697  467
   14 Joakim Soria         0.17    24 2007  23 KCR AL  51  0  0   0 26  1  3  .250 14  56.2  39  17  16  18  60   2.54  187  3  225  204  6  1   3   1   0   2   1   0  0  1  0  2  .191  .258  .275  .533   38  916  579
   15 Jay Marshall         0.17    36 2007  24 OAK AL  48  0  0   0 15  1  2  .333  0  39.2  48  33  30  21  18   6.81   64  3  189  160  8  1   6   4   3   1   6   1  0  0  0  2  .300  .392  .419  .811  118  700  432
   16 Pedro Feliciano      0.18    51 2007  30 NYM NL  60  0  0   0  9  2  2  .500  1  48.2  31  18  15  24  41   2.77  152  1  207  175  7  2   4   5   1   2   7   1  0  0  1  1  .177  .291  .257  .548   52  782  468
   17 Taylor Tankersley    0.18    40 2007  24 FLA NL  52  0  0   0  9  5  1  .833  0  38.2  35  22  21  22  40   4.89   86  4  167  141  3  1   2   2   0   2   2   0  4  2  0  1  .248  .353  .369  .722   99  641  391
   18 Joe Beimel           0.18    39 2007  30 LAD NL  66  0  0   0  8  3  1  .750  1  56    52  26  25  20  34   4.02  111  1  234  207 12  0   4   0   5   2   8   1  3  4  2  2  .251  .314  .324  .638   69  814  510
   19 Jonah Bayliss        0.19    27 2007  26 PIT NL  39  0  0   0 11  4  3  .571  0  37.2  51  36  35  18  29   8.36   52  8  179  158 12  1   2   2   0   1   3   4  1  0  0  1  .323  .397  .563  .960  154  705  430
   20 Steve Kline          0.19    27 2007  34 SFG NL  57  0  0   0 17  1  2  .333  2  40.2  51  21  20  17  17   4.43   99  2  192  170  9  0   3   2   3   0   2   2  2  0  0  1  .300  .370  .388  .758  103  708  432
   21 Will Ohman           0.19    37 2007  29 CHC NL  47  0  0   0  9  1  4  .200  1  32    37  18  18  13  31   5.06   89  3  146  131 12  0   3   1   1   0   2   3  0  0  0  2  .282  .352  .443  .795  108  561  366
   22 Sean Green           0.20    44 2007  28 SEA AL  46  0  0   0  9  5  1  .833  0  54.2  56  23  21  22  42   3.46  123  2  236  205 10  3   4   3   3   3   8   0  2  1  0  1  .273  .348  .380  .728   97  916  552
   23 Aaron Sele           0.20    20 2007  37 NYM NL  28  0  0   0  8  3  1  .750  0  46    62  26  24  18  26   4.70   90  4  211  183 20  3   2   2   4   4   8   0  0  0  0  0  .339  .396  .546  .942  153  786  482
   24 Brandon Morrow       0.20    30 2007  22 SEA AL  47  0  0   0 14  3  2  .600  0  51.2  38  15  15  42  56   2.61  163  1  230  180 10  0   5   1   4   3   4   1  1  0  0  4  .211  .358  .283  .641   76  967  565
   25 Gary Glover          0.21    33 2007  30 TBD AL  54  0  0   0 14  5  4  .556  2  64.2  78  40  38  23  41   5.29   86  9  287  260 14  5   3   1   1   2   6   5  1  0  0  2  .300  .357  .496  .853  121 1126  699

It's pretty interesting. Frank Francisco has allowed just 2 of 40 inherited baserunners to score, which is fantastic, but he's not having a great season otherwise, with a very high walk rate. Brian Shouse is having a very nice season, allowing just 9 of 63 runners to score and putting together nice numbers in addition. And check out all the relievers on this list with sub-2.00 ERA's so far this year: Carlos Marmol, Rafael (Nuno) Betancourt, Kevin Cameron, Hideki Okajima (the likely AL ROY winner, in my opinion, if Dustin Pedroia doesn't steal too many votes), and Rafael Perez.

And here are the worst 25 so far in 2007, using the same criteria as above:

 Cnt Player            **IS/R%**  IR Year Age Tm  Lg  G  GS CG SHO GF  W  L  W-L% SV   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO   ERA  ERA+ HR  BF   AB  2B 3B IBB HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS Pk BK WP   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  Pit  Str
+----+-----------------+---------+---+----+---+---+--+---+--+--+---+--+--+--+-----+--+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+--+----+----+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
    1 Ruddy Lugo           0.59    22 2007  27 TOT AL  23  0  0   0  9  4  0 1.000  0  29.2  35  23  23  25  22   6.98   63  3  149  118 10  2   4   2   3   1   1   1  1  0  0  2  .297  .425  .492  .917  142  569  321
    2 Victor Santos        0.55    20 2007  30 CIN NL  32  0  0   0 12  1  4  .200  0  49    51  28  28  23  44   5.14   91 10  216  185  9  1   5   2   3   3   4   4  2  1  0  2  .276  .357  .497  .854  118  873  506
    3 Randy Flores         0.55    29 2007  31 STL NL  56  0  0   0  9  1  0 1.000  1  43.1  58  27  22  10  38   4.57   94  2  200  184 10  3   0   1   3   2   4   1  0  0  0  2  .315  .350  .435  .785  110  724  460
    4 Randy Messenger      0.49    35 2007  25 TOT NL  53  0  0   0 21  1  4  .200  1  58.1  66  17  17  18  30   2.62  164  2  251  223  9  1   4   0   5   5   7   5  1  1  0  1  .296  .341  .372  .713   91  950  604
    5 Joe Smith            0.49    41 2007  23 NYM NL  46  0  0   0 13  2  1  .667  0  38.2  40  14  13  19  36   3.03  139  2  176  149  8  0   3   6   2   0   5   4  1  0  0  2  .268  .374  .362  .736  102  680  409
    6 Rudy Seanez          0.46    35 2007  38 LAD NL  61  0  0   0 18  6  2  .750  1  64    61  25  24  21  63   3.38  133  9  271  244  7  1   2   2   2   2   5   8  1  0  0  2  .250  .312  .398  .710   87 1044  676
    7 Todd Coffey          0.46    39 2007  26 CIN NL  48  0  0   0  5  2  1  .667  0  44.2  61  33  30  17  36   6.04   78 11  211  188  4  0   4   5   1   0  10   2  0  0  0  4  .324  .395  .521  .916  135  789  504
    8 Carlos Villanueva    0.45    22 2007  23 MIL NL  53  1  0   0  8  6  3  .667  1  82.2  75  45  43  38  76   4.68   94 12  359  314 21  1   2   3   3   1   5   6  2  0  0  3  .239  .326  .427  .753   99 1430  867
    9 Ron Villone          0.44    27 2007  37 NYY AL  31  0  0   0 12  0  0        0  36.2  35  18  18  15  25   4.42   97  4  156  137  2  0   3   3   0   1   6   0  0  0  0  4  .255  .340  .358  .698   90  594  371
   10 Brian Stokes         0.44    27 2007  27 TBD AL  55  0  0   0 18  2  7  .222  0  57.2  88  48  48  23  33   7.49   61 10  276  246 15  0   1   3   1   3   7   3  1  0  0  1  .358  .415  .541  .956  149 1008  619
   11 Brian Tallet         0.43    30 2007  29 TOR AL  40  0  0   0 10  2  3  .400  0  50.1  40  23  21  20  43   3.75  123  0  213  184  9  2   5   4   2   3   3   6  1  1  0  1  .217  .303  .288  .591   56  863  537
   12 Jamie Walker         0.43    46 2007  35 BAL AL  67  0  0   0 14  1  2  .333  4  48    49  19  16  14  31   3.00  148  3  206  187  8  1   4   0   0   5   3   2  1  0  0  3  .262  .306  .364  .670   78  751  495
   13 Brad Hennessey       0.42    26 2007  27 SFG NL  54  0  0   0 27  2  3  .400 15  55    50  19  19  14  33   3.11  141  4  223  204 12  1   1   2   3   0   8   4  1  0  0  1  .245  .300  .373  .673   78  860  538
   14 Darren Oliver        0.42    26 2007  36 LAA AL  48  0  0   0 17  1  0 1.000  0  48.1  46  27  23  20  38   4.28  100  5  212  185  9  0   2   1   2   4   2   2  0  0  0  1  .249  .319  .378  .697   88  846  523
   15 Juan Rincon          0.41    22 2007  28 MIN AL  50  0  0   0 13  3  2  .600  0  46    53  34  31  25  41   6.07   72  8  215  185  7  1   2   3   1   1   3   2  1  0  0  4  .286  .379  .465  .844  124  855  508
   16 Shawn Camp           0.41    54 2007  31 TBD AL  50  0  0   0  8  0  3  .000  0  40    63  33  32  18  36   7.20   63  7  198  171 11  0   6   3   5   1   9   2  0  0  0  2  .368  .435  .556  .991  156  704  441
   17 Tim Byrdak           0.41    27 2007  33 DET AL  30  0  0   0  3  1  0 1.000  1  33    34  21  15  20  39   4.09  108  3  154  128 12  1   4   0   2   4   1   2  1  0  0  2  .266  .355  .445  .800  111  622  368
   18 Scot Shields         0.41    27 2007  31 LAA AL  58  0  0   0 10  3  4  .429  2  62.2  51  27  25  27  58   3.59  120  5  260  229 11  0   0   3   0   1   7   1  1  1  0  5  .223  .312  .336  .648   76 1073  662
   19 Oscar Villarreal     0.41    32 2007  25 ATL NL  47  0  0   0 10  2  1  .667  1  71.2  67  36  32  27  57   4.02  107  6  309  267 13  2   7   4   3   8   4   3  0  0  0  5  .251  .320  .382  .702   89 1084  668
   20 Tyler Johnson        0.40    25 2007  26 STL NL  43  0  0   0  5  1  1  .500  0  29    25  15  14  12  20   4.34   99  3  128  112  6  2   2   3   1   0   1   0  0  0  0  1  .223  .315  .393  .708   90  460  281
   21 Ron Mahay            0.39    31 2007  36 TOT ML  41  0  0   0  8  3  0 1.000  1  53    41  16  15  27  44   2.55  178  4  220  189 11  1   0   1   1   2   5   0  3  0  1  0  .217  .315  .349  .664   75  872  524
   22 Tom Mastny           0.38    24 2007  26 CLE AL  43  0  0   0 16  6  2  .750  0  47    47  24  24  28  45   4.60   96  4  211  178  9  1   8   1   3   1   3   3  2  0  0  5  .264  .365  .393  .758  103  852  506
   23 Vinnie Chulk         0.38    39 2007  28 SFG NL  57  0  0   0 15  5  4  .556  0  53    53  22  21  14  41   3.57  123  3  222  201 12  3   2   2   1   4   4   2  1  1  0  2  .264  .312  .398  .710   89  816  516
   24 Macay McBride        0.37    30 2007  24 TOT ML  38  0  0   0  5  1  1  .500  0  32.2  33  21  18  25  30   4.96   88  4  156  128  2  0   0   2   1   0   3   1  0  0  0  2  .258  .387  .367  .754  104  641  369
   25 Jimmy Gobble         0.37    52 2007  25 KCR AL  61  0  0   0 11  4  1  .800  1  43    48  21  16  20  38   3.35  142  6  193  167 12  2   6   1   0   5   3   1  0  0  1  5  .287  .358  .491  .849  116  756  464

It really goes to show you, huh? Randy Messenger has pretty decent numbers this year. He's got a fairly high WHIP (1.44) for such a low ERA (2.62) and the data above explains part of the reason why: a bunch of those hits he allowed scored inherited runners that he was not charged with. Of 35 inherited runners, 17 have been allowed to score. There are a number of other scary performances on that list.

Since the year 2000, here are the top individual seasons for inherited runner scoring, using the same criteria again (80% of games in relief, minimum 20 inherited runners):

 Cnt Player            **IS/R%**  IR Year Age Tm  Lg  G  GS CG SHO GF  W  L  W-L% SV   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO   ERA  ERA+ HR  BF   AB  2B 3B IBB HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS Pk BK WP   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  Pit  Str
+----+-----------------+---------+---+----+---+---+--+---+--+--+---+--+--+--+-----+--+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+--+----+----+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
    1 B.J. Ryan            0.03    29 2006  30 TOR AL  65  0  0   0 57  2  2  .500 38  72.1  42  12  11  20  86   1.37  343  3  270  248  2  0   1   0   1   1   8   7  3  2  0  4  .169  .230  .214  .444   15 1098  736
    2 Ricardo Rincon       0.04    25 2000  30 CLE AL  35  0  0   0  4  2  0 1.000  0  20    17   7   6  13  20   2.70  186  1   90   76  6  0   1   1   0   0   1   0  0  0  0  1  .224  .344  .342  .686   75  340  204
    3 Frank Francisco      0.05    40 2007  27 TEX AL  50  0  0   0 15  1  0 1.000  0  51    50  29  27  28  38   4.76   97  3  226  193 15  2   3   1   3   1   3   4  2  0  0  8  .259  .354  .404  .758   96  942  575
    4 Santiago Casilla     0.05    22 2007  27 OAK AL  35  0  0   0  8  3  1  .750  2  39.2  37  20  20  15  40   4.54   96  5  171  154  7  1   3   0   0   2   1   8  0  0  0  4  .240  .304  .396  .700   87  655  404
    5 Macay McBride        0.05    21 2005  22 ATL NL  23  0  0   0  4  1  0 1.000  1  14    18  11   9   7  22   5.79   76  0   68   59  2  0   0   0   1   1   0   0  0  0  0  2  .305  .373  .339  .712   90  302  193
    6 Armando Almanza      0.05    20 2003  30 FLA NL  51  0  0   0 15  4  5  .444  0  50.1  59  37  34  25  49   6.08   66 10  230  199 10  0   2   2   1   3   5   4  1  1  1  2  .296  .376  .497  .873  138  953  589
    7 Luther Hackman       0.05    20 2001  26 STL NL  35  0  0   0  8  1  2  .333  1  35.2  28  18  17  14  24   4.29  101  7  149  132 11  0   0   2   1   0   5   0  1  0  1  1  .212  .297  .455  .752   97  520  315
    8 Carlos Marmol        0.06    32 2007  24 CHC NL  45  0  0   0  5  3  1  .750  1  53    34   9   9  27  72   1.53  296  2  219  189  3  0   3   1   1   1   2   8  0  0  0  4  .180  .284  .228  .512   37  890  545
    9 Justin Speier        0.06    35 2002  28 COL NL  63  0  0   0  7  5  1  .833  1  62.1  51  31  30  19  47   4.33  113  9  259  236 11  0   4   3   0   1   1   2  0  0  2  1  .216  .282  .377  .659   63  991  630
   10 Brad Lidge           0.07    30 2004  27 HOU NL  80  0  0   0 44  6  5  .545 29  94.2  57  21  20  30 157   1.90  227  8  369  328  6  4   5   6   3   2   5   2  5  0  1  3  .174  .254  .290  .544   44 1476  988

For McBride and Almanza, this stat is a beacon in an otherwise dark season.

Raising the bar to minimum of 40 inherited runners, here are the top 10 seasons since 2000:

  Cnt Player            **IS/R%**  IR Year Age Tm  Lg  G  GS CG SHO GF  W  L  W-L% SV   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO   ERA  ERA+ HR  BF   AB  2B 3B IBB HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS Pk BK WP   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  Pit  Str
+----+-----------------+---------+---+----+---+---+--+---+--+--+---+--+--+--+-----+--+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+--+----+----+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
    1 Frank Francisco      0.05    40 2007  27 TEX AL  50  0  0   0 15  1  0 1.000  0  51    50  29  27  28  38   4.76   97  3  226  193 15  2   3   1   3   1   3   4  2  0  0  8  .259  .354  .404  .758   96  942  575
    2 Tom Martin           0.12    42 2003  33 LAD NL  80  0  0   0 13  1  2  .333  0  51    36  21  20  24  51   3.53  114  6  210  182  6  0   4   2   0   2   5   3  1  1  0  1  .198  .295  .330  .625   73  847  538
    3 Dennys Reyes         0.13    45 2006  29 MIN AL  66  0  0   0  8  5  0 1.000  0  50.2  35   8   5  15  49   0.89  504  3  194  178  5  0   2   0   1   0   8   0  4  4  0  4  .197  .259  .275  .534   40  691  435
    4 Javier Lopez         0.13    46 2004  26 COL NL  64  0  0   0 10  1  2  .333  0  40.2  45  34  34  26  20   7.52   67  1  187  157  7  2   4   3   1   0   6   2  2  2  0  3  .287  .398  .376  .774   93  681  405
    5 Jesse Orosco         0.13    47 2002  45 LAD NL  56  0  0   0  8  1  2  .333  1  27    24  10   9  12  22   3.00  126  4  119  105  5  0   1   0   1   1   1   2  0  0  0  2  .229  .305  .390  .695   94  477  278
    6 Brian Shouse         0.14    63 2007  38 MIL NL  59  0  0   0 10  1  1  .500  1  40.2  30  14  11  13  26   2.43  180  0  163  144  6  0   4   2   3   1   4   5  2  0  1  0  .208  .281  .250  .531   43  623  378
    7 Ricardo Rincon       0.14    72 2005  35 OAK AL  67  0  0   0  4  1  1  .500  0  37.1  34  19  18  20  27   4.34  104  7  162  138  4  1   4   1   2   1   5   0  0  0  0  1  .246  .344  .442  .786  104  621  368
    8 Jason Frasor         0.15    40 2005  27 TOR AL  67  0  0   0 12  3  5  .375  1  74.2  67  31  27  28  62   3.25  137  8  305  271  7  3   2   3   2   1  15   5  3  0  0  1  .247  .323  .384  .707   86 1252  775
    9 Scott Eyre           0.15    78 2005  33 SFG NL  86  0  0   0 15  2  2  .500  0  68.1  48  21  20  26  65   2.63  157  3  277  240 12  0   0   4   4   3   5   1  2  1  0  3  .200  .286  .288  .574   56 1186  745
   10 Buddy Groom          0.15    48 2003  37 BAL AL  60  0  0   0 20  1  3  .250  1  45.1  58  27  27  14  34   5.36   81  7  207  188  8  3   2   3   1   1   4   3  0  0  0  1  .309  .364  .495  .859  129  770  490

Again it's a mixed bag. Ricardo Rincon makes each of the last two lists, although neither season was particularly remarkable. In 2004, Javier Lopez allowed just 6 out of 46 runners to score, but of course he also allowed 34 earned runs of his own in his 40.2 innings pitched. Ouch.

Raising the bar one last time to 60 inherited runners yields this top 10:

  Cnt Player            **IS/R%**  IR Year Age Tm  Lg  G  GS CG SHO GF  W  L  W-L% SV   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO   ERA  ERA+ HR  BF   AB  2B 3B IBB HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS Pk BK WP   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  Pit  Str
+----+-----------------+---------+---+----+---+---+--+---+--+--+---+--+--+--+-----+--+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+--+----+----+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
    1 Brian Shouse         0.14    63 2007  38 MIL NL  59  0  0   0 10  1  1  .500  1  40.2  30  14  11  13  26   2.43  180  0  163  144  6  0   4   2   3   1   4   5  2  0  1  0  .208  .281  .250  .531   43  623  378
    2 Ricardo Rincon       0.14    72 2005  35 OAK AL  67  0  0   0  4  1  1  .500  0  37.1  34  19  18  20  27   4.34  104  7  162  138  4  1   4   1   2   1   5   0  0  0  0  1  .246  .344  .442  .786  104  621  368
    3 Scott Eyre           0.15    78 2005  33 SFG NL  86  0  0   0 15  2  2  .500  0  68.1  48  21  20  26  65   2.63  157  3  277  240 12  0   0   4   4   3   5   1  2  1  0  3  .200  .286  .288  .574   56 1186  745
    4 Mike Myers           0.15    61 2000  31 COL NL  78  0  0   0 22  0  1  .000  1  45.1  24  10  10  24  41   1.99  299  2  177  150  6  2   3   2   1   0   6   3  0  0  0  1  .160  .284  .267  .551   29  754  432
    5 Scott Eyre           0.16    64 2004  32 SFG NL  83  0  0   0 12  2  2  .500  1  52.2  43  26  24  27  49   4.10  108  8  229  196  8  1   3   0   3   3   0   2  3  2  0  3  .219  .310  .393  .703   82  949  572
    6 Danny Patterson      0.16    62 2001  30 DET AL  60  0  0   0 16  5  4  .556  1  64.2  64  24  22  12  27   3.06  145  4  258  234 12  0   5   4   5   3  17   1  3  1  0  2  .274  .316  .376  .692   82  869  561
    7 Matt Perisho         0.21    68 2004  29 FLA NL  66  0  0   0 16  5  3  .625  0  47    45  23  23  26  42   4.40   93  6  212  182  9  0   2   2   1   1   4   4  0  0  0  1  .247  .346  .396  .742  101  819  518
    8 Scott Eyre           0.22    67 2002  30 TOT ML  70  3  0   0  6  2  4  .333  0  74.2  80  41  37  36  58   4.46   98  4  333  291 15  2   8   0   2   4   7   6  2  1  0  5  .275  .350  .381  .731   97 1298  773
    9 Mike Myers           0.22    65 2001  32 COL NL  73  0  0   0 14  2  3  .400  0  40    32  17  16  24  36   3.60  144  2  169  142  9  0   7   1   1   1   3   9  1  1  0  0  .225  .339  .331  .670   66  712  416
   10 Scott Schoeneweis    0.23    60 2005  31 TOR AL  80  0  0   0 15  3  4  .429  1  57    54  23  21  25  43   3.32  134  2  250  220  7  1   5   4   1   0   7   8  1  1  0  2  .245  .333  .314  .647   73  868  536

Now you're starting to cook with gas. A player making this top 10 list must be pitching pretty effectively a large fraction of the time (60 inherited runners means a minimum of20 appearances, and that's only if the bases are loaded each time) and indeed none of these 10 guys had truly bad years. Most were quite good for middle relief.

In some circles, a lot has been made over the last few years of Mike Timlin's rate of allowing inherited runners to score. I went back and figured them out, by going to his gamelog pages and using the sum function by clicking on the first and last rows to sum for each season (there might be an easier way to do it elsewhere):

2003: 12 out of 45 score (27%)

2004: 22 out of 52 score (42%)

2005: 18 out of 32 score (56%)

2006: 9 out of 26 score (35%)

2007: 4 out of 16 score (25%)

The sample sizes are all small here so I think it's dangerous to try to conclude too much, but he definitely had a blip in 2005.

By the way, I noticed that Timlin is just 2 games shy of 1000 for his career. He'll be just the 13th member of that club when he joins.

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2 Responses to “Best & Worst Inherited Runner Scoring Percentage”

  1. Good lists. Seeing Bobby Seay's name gives me an excuse to point out his recent claim to history. Getting the win on Sunday, Seay ended his streak of 116 consecutive game appearances without a decision. I read somewhere that this was a record for the past 50 years.

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