MLB Advanced Analytics: Revisiting Reliever Efficiency Rate
Greg Jewett and Matt Selz revisit their new stat to try and show who's been the most efficient reliever in baseball and the best bullpens.
With the trade deadline fast approaching, the saves chasers will be paying close attention to the rumors to target the next arm up in bullpens where the closer gets dealt. But, knowing which relievers faring the best in high leverage could provide valuable insight in identifying relievers to stash in the next two weeks.
There’s been some interesting movement since the initial launch of the metric on the Fantasy Alarm site. Especially within the top five high leverage pitchers in the last run of the numbers.
Here's how the top-36 based on average rank shape up so far:
Matt Selz worked diligently to get all relievers listed, not just the qualified ones to provide a more accurate portrayal of bullpens and performance. Here’s a recap of the top five relievers as of the latest ranks:
Scott Oberg , Colorado - Oberg ranks second among National League relievers with a 1.18 ERA despite his attachment to Coors Field with a baseball proven to travel...