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9/12/2013 9:12 PM
Is having a hell of a season.

Retired 34 straight batters.

Since the all-star break, 22g, 2-0, 11/11 sv, 24ip, 5h, 0 r, 1 bb, 33 k.

Season totals
 66g, 66.2 ip, 4-0, 19/22 sv, 29h, 8er, 5bb, 93k...1.08 era,  0.57 whip, .128 Oav.....

Over his short (small sample size, but so what at this point) MLB career, 

278ip, 195h, 76 er, 38 BB!!!,  324k, 2.46 era, 0.84 whip, .192 oav.... 


Safe to say that Gagne and Eck's seasons have a new competitor? 
9/12/2013 11:34 PM
Pretty awesome for a relief pitcher.
9/13/2013 7:52 AM
I remember John Smoltz said one of his personal goals when he started closing was to pitch 9 consecutive innings with no hits, in other words, the equivalent of a no-hitter. A couple of years later he said it's not at all the same thing as a reliever - you have to have awesome stuff on 9 different days, and you have to face pinch-hitters and managers playing for the end of the game - it's much harder.

Uehara has just pitched the equivalent of a perfect game in relief. Unbelievably awesome.

9/14/2013 12:22 AM
2013 Craig Kimbrel is going to be an expensive closer too!
9/15/2013 9:25 AM
Craig Kimbrel is insane. He's pitched 220 career innings with an ERA of 1.34 and a WHIP of 0.90. And 136 Saves at age 25.

But you never know how guys will last in that role. So many guys blow out, even guys who succeed for several years (ie. Rod Beck 250 saves 2.98 ERA before age 30, 36 saves, 4.09 ERA the rest of his career). But if he holds on, Kimbrel will be one of the greatest closers ever.


All that said, his 2013 isn't close to Koji's. His WHIP is 0.56!!! If he maintains it, it will be the lowest WHIP in the entire database.

9/16/2013 12:07 PM (edited)
Craig Kimbrel

 W-L  Win%  ERA  GP    GF            SV   IP    H  R ER HR BB IBB K HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 K/9 K/BB
3 2 .600 1.04 61 0 53 0 0 47 60.2 34 7 7 4 18 2 89 3 0 3 232 375 0.857 5.0 0.6 2.7 13.2 4.94

Koji Uehera

4 0 1.000 1.06 67 0 35 0 0 19 67.2 29 9 8 5 9 2 94 1 0 1 241 391 0.562 3.9 0.7 1.2 12.5 10.44
9/16/2013 2:27 PM

GREG HOLLAND

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards

2013 27 KCR AL 2 1 .667 1.33 62 0 56 0 0 43 61.0 37 11 9 3 15 1 94 0 0 1 231 314 0.852 5.5 0.4 2.2 13.9 6.27 A

9/16/2013 3:43 PM
Thank you for posting Holland's stats as well.  I was trying to compare all 3 side by side and was having technical difficulties copy & paste his stats.
9/16/2013 9:11 PM
This should be a better formatting. All in all it looks more like Koji belongs with the 2 names below his on my list than the names above. He has the best H/9 number of the group.

  Age Tm W L ERA G GF SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
Greg Holland 27 KCR 2 1 1.33 62 56 43 61 37 11 9 3 15 1 94 0 0 1 231 314 0.852 5.5 0.4 2.2 13.9 6.27
Craig Kimbrel 25 ATL 3 2 1.04 61 53 47 60.2 34 7 7 4 18 2 89 3 0 3 232 375 0.857 5 0.6 2.7 13.2 4.94
Koji Uehara 38 BOS 4 0 1.06 67 35 19 67.2 29 9 8 5 9 2 94 1 0 1 241 391 0.562 3.9 0.7 1.2 12.5 10.44
Eck 1990 35 OAK 4 2 0.61 63 61 48 73.1 41 9 5 2 4 1 73 0 0 0 262 603 0.614 5 0.2 0.5 9 18.25
Gagne 2003 27 LAD 2 3 1.2 77 67 55 82.1 37 12 11 2 20 2 137 3 0 2 306 337 0.692 4 0.2 2.2 15 6.85
9/17/2013 8:14 AM
Was Koji part of the Chris Davis trade?  At the time it didn't look very good for Baltimore!
9/17/2013 9:11 AM

There is a lot of good RP for the database this year.  Although, 0.562 WHIP makes Uehara the best most likely.

9/17/2013 12:50 PM
Posted by dahsdebater on 9/16/2013 9:11:00 PM (view original):
This should be a better formatting. All in all it looks more like Koji belongs with the 2 names below his on my list than the names above. He has the best H/9 number of the group.

  Age Tm W L ERA G GF SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
Greg Holland 27 KCR 2 1 1.33 62 56 43 61 37 11 9 3 15 1 94 0 0 1 231 314 0.852 5.5 0.4 2.2 13.9 6.27
Craig Kimbrel 25 ATL 3 2 1.04 61 53 47 60.2 34 7 7 4 18 2 89 3 0 3 232 375 0.857 5 0.6 2.7 13.2 4.94
Koji Uehara 38 BOS 4 0 1.06 67 35 19 67.2 29 9 8 5 9 2 94 1 0 1 241 391 0.562 3.9 0.7 1.2 12.5 10.44
Eck 1990 35 OAK 4 2 0.61 63 61 48 73.1 41 9 5 2 4 1 73 0 0 0 262 603 0.614 5 0.2 0.5 9 18.25
Gagne 2003 27 LAD 2 3 1.2 77 67 55 82.1 37 12 11 2 20 2 137 3 0 2 306 337 0.692 4 0.2 2.2 15 6.85
It looks like Koji's 2013 is almost identical to Kimbrel's. The only significant difference is the 9 additional walks by Kimbrel, about 1 more every 7 innings.
9/17/2013 3:13 PM
Sure, if you consider a WHIP 35% lower "almost identical," I guess.  He gives up over 20% fewer hits and less than half as many walks, ratewise.

I guess our standards for "identical" are a little different..

9/17/2013 3:15 PM
Or if I want to make it sound even more significant, I could say that Kimbrel's WHIP is over 50% higher than Koji's.  Also true - either way, Kimbrel lets more than half again as many runners on base as Koji does.
9/17/2013 3:16 PM
Yea, I'd much prefer the guy with the WHIP that's 0.3 lower.
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