12 Team Standard scoring settings/ roster %s
Bryan Baker – BAL (11%)
2023: 3 W, 0 SV, 9 HLD, 2.86 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 22 IP/28 K/13 BB
Baker had a solid rookie season after only appearing in one game with TOR in 2021.
2022: 4 W, 1 SV, 9 HLD, 3.49 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 69.2 IP/76 K/26 BB.
Baker has improved even more and given Baltimore’s track record of development (Felix Bautista/ Yennier Cano) it is easy to see Baker maintaining his current production on a very good team (2nd in AL East 27-15).
Tyler Rogers – SF (10%)
2023: 0 W, 2 SV, 8 HLD, 2.22 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 24.1 IP/18 K/8 BB
Had a breakout in his 3rd season with SF in 2021:
2021: 7 W, 13 SV, 30 HLD, 2.22 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 81 IP/55 K/13 BB.
Regressed in 2022 (3.57 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) but has regained 2021 form. Very low K rate, relying more on deception utilizing a submarine sidearm delivery. Earned second save of season Sunday and looks like the handcuff to Doval, mixing in saves when rested.
Peter Strzelecki – MIL (9%)
2023: 2 W, 0 SV, 11 HLD, 3.86 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 21 IP/18 K/4 BB
Solid rookie season in 2022: 2 W, 1 SV, 4 HLD, 2.83 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 35 IP/40 K/15 BB
The departure of Hader last season moved him into higher leverage situations and this season has become the primary setup option for Devin Williams after the Matt Bush injury. Mediocre skills so do not expect a high K rate but solid ratios on a good team (1st in NL Central 24-18).
Josh Winckowski – BOS – SP/RP (8%)
2023: 2 W, 2 SV, 6 HLD, 2.15 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 29.1 IP/22 K/6 BB
Converted starter making 14 starts last season with poor results 5.89 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 70.1 IP/44 K/27 BB. The departure of Matt Barnes and Whitlock/ Houck moving to the rotation has allowed a higher leverage role after converting to relief pitching. It is a small sample size with no real track record but has been solid so far despite a limited K rate. Pitched 3 IP for save vs SD Friday, 2 SV/ 3 HLD last 6 appearances. John Schreiber is out several months, Chris Martin sets up Jansen, Winckowski should work 6-7th. (5th AL East 23-20).
Trevor Stephan – CLE (8%)
2023: 2 W, 2 SV, 6 HLD, 2.29 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 19.2 IP/23 K/7 BB
Solid last season after struggling in his rookie season in 2021.
2022: 6 W, 3 SV, 19 HLD, 2.69 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 63.2 IP/82 K/18 BB
Likely still behind Karinchak but his control issues could lead to Stephan setting up with Morgan and Hentges mixing in on an underperforming Guardians team (3rd AL Central 19-22).
Justin Topa – SEA (5%)
2023: 0 W, 1 SV, 8 HLD, 2.95 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 18.1 IP/16 K/6 BB
The departure of Erik Swanson to Toronto, injury to Andres Munoz who has taken much longer than expected to return and the demotion of Diego Castillo, has allowed Topa a high leverage/ setup role. Matt Brash has an insane K rate but struggled with several blow-up outings, while Penn Murfee has regressed from last season. Topa is a bit of an unknown with only 17.4 IP across 3 seasons with the Brewers from 2020 – 2022. That makes his current performance unreliable given the lack of track record but hard to ignore results/ role.
Tanner Scott – MIA (5%)
2023: 3 W, 2 SV, 7 HLD, 4.29 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 21 IP/25 K/11 BB
Served as a part-time closer last season with mixed results due to poor control but elite K/9.
2022: 4 W, 20 SV, 4 HLD, 4.31 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 62.2 IP/90 K/46 BB
The control issues remain but the K rate has dipped but has recorded 6 holds the last 13.2 IP with 21 K. With Puk out and Floro now closing, Scott has been elevated to a higher leverage role and if the K rate can improve closer to last season could make up for poor ratios.
Huascar Brazoban – MIA (2%)
2023: 0 W, 0 SV, 7 HLD, 3.65 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 24.2 IP/29 K/8 BB
Had a huge blow up 5/16 vs WAS (0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 ER) raising his ERA/ WHIP from 1.93/ 1.20 to 3.04/1.30, but had not allowed a run since 4/14 (last 30 13.1 IP/17 K, 2.03 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 5 HLD).
2022: 4 HLD, 3.09 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 32 IP/40 K/21 BB
Utilizes NBA assist punt strategy (h2h 9-cat yahoo), MLB marmol strategy (h2h HLD/SV+HLD yahoo daily)