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Fantasy Baseball: NL Closers Peripheral Stats

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After posting the volatility of NL closers article, I decided to take a look at the peripheral stats for all NL closer with at least 5 saves. Lets take a look:

Player S BS S% Kd9 BBd9 K/BB HRA HR/9 INN ERA WHIP BAA
Qualls, Chad RP ARI 24 5 0.828 7.8 1.21 6.44 5 0.9 52 3.63 1.15 0.256
Street, Huston RP COL 33 1 0.971 10 1.81 5.64 6 1 55 2.96 0.91 0.196
Soriano, Rafael RP ATL 24 4 0.857 12 2.94 4 5 0.7 67 2.67 1.01 0.191
Broxton, Jonathan RP LA 35 5 0.875 14 3.44 3.96 4 0.5 71 2.42 0.95 0.162
Hoffman, Trevor RP MIL 34 3 0.919 8.1 2.06 3.91 2 0.4 48 1.88 0.92 0.193
Madson, Ryan RP PHI 8 6 0.571 8.8 2.66 3.29 7 0.9 71 3.3 1.24 0.25
Bell, Heath RP SD 37 5 0.881 9.9 3.14 3.14 3 0.4 63 2.86 1.11 0.21
Valverde, Jose RP HOU 23 4 0.852 9.9 3.19 3.12 5 0.9 48 1.88 1.02 0.189
Wilson, Brian RP SF 34 6 0.85 9.7 3.31 2.92 2 0.3 68 2.65 1.21 0.226
Gonzalez, Mike RP ATL 10 7 0.588 11 4.15 2.63 7 0.9 69 2.6 1.23 0.212
Hawkins, LaTroy RP HOU 11 4 0.733 6.5 2.47 2.62 7 1.1 58 2.31 1.2 0.25
Capps, Matt RP PIT 25 5 0.833 7.3 2.86 2.56 10 1.8 50 5.9 1.67 0.327
Nunez, Leo RP FLA 23 6 0.793 8.2 3.23 2.53 13 1.8 64 4.08 1.19 0.224
Sherrill, George RP LA 21 4 0.84 7.9 3.16 2.5 4 0.6 63 1.72 1.13 0.211
Gregg, Kevin RP CHC 23 6 0.793 9.1 3.74 2.43 13 1.7 67 4.68 1.29 0.23
Gutierrez, Juan SP ARI 6 1 0.857 8.5 4.09 2.07 2 0.3 66 3.95 1.39 0.249
Franklin, Ryan RP STL 37 4 0.902 6.3 3.16 2 2 0.3 57 1.89 1.11 0.206
Morales, Franklin SP COL 6 1 0.857 9 4.5 2 4 1 36 3 1.28 0.214
Cordero, Francisco RP CIN 38 4 0.905 7.8 4.04 1.93 2 0.3 65 2.37 1.31 0.241
Rodriguez, Francisco J. RP NYM 31 6 0.838 9.5 4.97 1.92 6 0.9 63 3.13 1.26 0.194
Lidge, Brad RP PHI 30 10 0.75 9.4 5.37 1.75 11 1.8 54 7.21 1.81 0.3
Troncoso, Ramon RP LA 5 1 0.833 6 3.43 1.73 3 0.3 79 2.75 1.39 0.269
Lindstrom, Matt RP FLA 14 2 0.875 7.2 4.66 1.54 5 1 46 5.83 1.64 0.28
Marmol, Carlos RP CHC 13 4 0.765 11 8.13 1.37 1 0.1 69 3.41 1.46 0.163
MacDougal, Mike RP WAS 16 1 0.941 5.4 6.47 0.83 3 0.6 49 3.88 1.62 0.251



I sorted this list by K/BB and included Save percentage (S%), HR/9, ERA, WHIP and Batting Average Against (BAA). I am not surprised to see Francisco Rodriguez in the tier with Brad Lidge, Kevin Gregg, Matt Lidstrom and Carlos Marmol. I would be very wary of K-Rod going into 2010 drafts.

I would also be short Leo Nunez, Matt Capps and Carlos Marmol going into 2010. I would be looking to acquire the setup men for the Marlins, Pirates and Cubs going into 2010 drafts.

Mike McDougal will have to do a 180 to hold off 2009 draft pick Drew Storen in my opinion. If Storen doesn't make the Nationals roster on Opening Day, I would bid on him late in auction drafts, and draft him late in snake drafts.