Comments on: Padres bullpen http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: DavidJ http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880/comment-page-1#comment-26438 Tue, 22 Jun 2010 16:11:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6880#comment-26438 "They can't trade A-gon now, can they?"

Definitely not, but their bullpen is so deep and so good that they might want to see if they could trade Heath Bell for a decent bat. They could use another good hitter to help Gonzalez out a bit. The SD offense is pretty much a one-man show.

The most eye-popping SD bullpen stat of all is probably Luke Gregerson's K/BB ratio: 43 strikeouts against just two unintentional walks in 35.2 innings. Just insane.

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By: Mark http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880/comment-page-1#comment-26418 Tue, 22 Jun 2010 10:57:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6880#comment-26418 Wow, what an eye opener. I had no idea SDP were doing so well in this regard.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880/comment-page-1#comment-26396 Tue, 22 Jun 2010 01:31:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6880#comment-26396 2010 Padres bullpen, home vs. road:

At home: 9 W, 4 L, 6 Sv, 130.3 IP, 92 H, 36 ER, 30 XBH allowed, 142 TB allowed, 32 BB, 147 K, .199 BA, .254 OBP, .307 SLG, .561 OPS, .270 BABIP, 0.951 WHIP, 10.2 SO/9, 4.59 SO/BB.

On the road: 3 W, 3 L, 11 Sv, 94.3 IP, 75 H, 29 ER, 27 XBH allowed, 119 TB allowed, 30 BB, 94 K, .216 BA, .283 OBP, .343 SLG, .626 OPS, .271 BABIP, 1.113 WHIP, 9.0 SO/9, 3.13 SO/BB.

Heath Bell's home ERA is 3.52, and his road ERA is 0.69.

This bullpen is not merely a creation of Petco Park.

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By: maestro876 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880/comment-page-1#comment-26392 Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:34:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6880#comment-26392 @Kds: There are plenty of park-adjusted stats that show it's not a mirage created by Petco.

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By: XZPUMAZ http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880/comment-page-1#comment-26388 Mon, 21 Jun 2010 23:38:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6880#comment-26388 Sick, sick pen. Gregerson was insane against the Mets a bit ago. I think over two series he struck out six or seven of the ten or eleven batters he faced.

They can't trade A-gon now, can they?

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By: kds http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880/comment-page-1#comment-26369 Mon, 21 Jun 2010 21:13:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6880#comment-26369 Some of SD's good numbers must be from their home park, including the higher aLI. (When you pitch in a lower scoring environment, you are more likely to have close games.) This early in the season there may be larger variations in quality of opposed batters also. Could check away games to see if this just a park produced mirage. (Though that would lead to greater sample size issues.)

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By: Joe http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880/comment-page-1#comment-26367 Mon, 21 Jun 2010 20:59:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6880#comment-26367 Holy Rattlesnake Batman! Arizona's bullpen has been awful!

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880/comment-page-1#comment-26356 Mon, 21 Jun 2010 17:55:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6880#comment-26356 JDV here is some more data on the bullpens.

Tm Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% aLI ▾ LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt
WSN 14 16 32 22 10 69% 1.108 76 52 76 86 33 89 69 139
NYM 12 14 26 18 8 69% 1.095 81 35 95 96 40 76 62 150
SFG 10 9 32 24 8 75% 1.092 73 37 70 90 25 66 67 114
COL 7 13 19 13 6 68% 1.082 81 37 86 98 39 69 65 141
SDP 12 7 24 17 7 71% 1.058 75 46 74 92 35 74 39 162
STL 9 12 21 16 5 76% 1.053 72 43 80 96 38 61 53 142
CIN 13 14 26 18 8 69% 1.031 86 36 79 95 35 81 63 148
LgAvg 11 11 25 16 8 66% 1.025 69 38 85 86 30 83 55 145
ATL 16 6 23 15 8 65% 1.017 68 39 86 100 34 65 46 153
ARI 8 16 26 14 12 54% 1.005 61 25 79 65 32 86 44 139
FLA 5 13 28 17 11 61% 1.004 64 42 80 88 21 81 53 137
LAD 13 7 25 17 8 68% 1.001 76 47 88 97 34 86 70 147
CHC 8 11 23 14 9 61% 1.001 58 36 87 80 23 88 53 138
MIL 11 14 21 10 11 48% .979 67 27 100 88 26 96 47 163
HOU 11 5 22 16 6 73% .963 49 33 114 64 13 126 52 151
PIT 13 7 23 15 8 65% .956 64 44 87 64 27 120 52 159
PHI 7 8 21 14 7 67% .952 48 28 85 78 25 66 40 129
169 172 392 260 132 66% 1.025 1099 607 1366 1377 480 1330 875 2312
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/21/2010.

You can see that the Padres' bullpen has an above-average aLI (average Leverage Index) which means that their relief appearances have been, on average, a little bit more important in terms of game outcome. You can see that they have had more high-leverage and medium-leverage situations than league-average, and fewer low-leverage situations than league-average. They've had an above-average Save% too.

Any way you slice it, their bullpen has been very, very good so far this year.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880/comment-page-1#comment-26355 Mon, 21 Jun 2010 17:49:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6880#comment-26355 Padres relievers Luke Gregerson and Mike Adams, neither of whom I've ever heard of, lead the majors with 17 holds each, both on pace to shatter the hallowed record of 36, held by Scott Linebrink and Tom Gordon.

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By: Whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6880/comment-page-1#comment-26348 Mon, 21 Jun 2010 17:29:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6880#comment-26348 JDV,

A nice way to take into account the situation for relievers is Win Probability Added, or WPA/IP if you want a rate stat.

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