SOEFA Sunday: Reliever Rankings Update (September 1, 2013)

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You’ll recall earlier this year we introduced our very own reliever rankings called SOEFA, which you can read about in detail here. For a brief refresher, it combines inherited runner strand rate, expected OBP against, ERA-, and FIP- into a deviation from league average. This is a measure of performance, not necessarily ability, and seeks to provide a single number to judge relievers that balances context neutral and context dependent numbers. Certain pitchers, such as Craig Kimbrel, cannot be credited for stranding runners because they are never put into those situations. They are not penalized either, however. Zero is average, and will generally range between -2.5 to 2.5 with -1 to 1 being most common. This includes all pitchers who have thrown at least 20 IP in relief as of this morning, so the average score on this list is closer to 0.11 and the inherited runner threshold has been increased from 5 to 8. SOEFA is a rate stat not a counting stat. Should you wish to know the SOEFA for any other reliever, or on a day that isn’t Sunday, hit us on Twitter or in the comments section.

Rank Player Team SOEFA
1 Neal Cotts Rangers 1.00
2 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0.98
3 Greg Holland Royals 0.95
4 Koji Uehara Red Sox 0.87
5 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 0.83
6 Mark Melancon Pirates 0.80
7 Joaquin Benoit Tigers 0.79
8 Jesse Crain White Sox 0.78
9 Craig Kimbrel Braves 0.77
10 Javier Lopez Giants 0.77
11 Drew Smyly Tigers 0.76
12 Alex Torres Rays 0.72
13 Sergio Romo Giants 0.71
14 Jason Grilli Pirates 0.71
15 Jordan Walden Braves 0.70
16 Edward Mujica Cardinals 0.69
17 Paco Rodriguez Dodgers 0.68
18 Nick Vincent Padres 0.65
19 Louis Coleman Royals 0.65
20 Sam LeCure Reds 0.62
21 Shawn Kelley Yankees 0.61
22 Glen Perkins Twins 0.60
23 Luke Hochevar Royals 0.60
24 Brandon Kintzler Brewers 0.58
25 Jim Henderson Brewers 0.57
26 Tanner Roark Nationals 0.57
27 Dan Otero Athletics 0.54
28 Preston Claiborne Yankees 0.54
29 Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 0.53
30 Chris Withrow Dodgers 0.52
31 Carlos Torres Mets 0.52
32 Sean Doolittle Athletics 0.52
33 David Robertson Yankees 0.51
34 Brian Matusz Orioles 0.51
35 Casey Fien Twins 0.51
36 Jason Frasor Rangers 0.51
37 Juan Perez Blue Jays 0.50
38 Tommy Hunter Orioles 0.49
39 Antonio Bastardo Phillies 0.49
40 Will Harris Diamondbacks 0.47
41 Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.47
42 Andrew Miller Red Sox 0.47
43 Seth Maness Cardinals 0.47
44 Randy Choate Cardinals 0.46
45 Junichi Tazawa Red Sox 0.45
46 Brett Cecil Blue Jays 0.44
47 Bobby Parnell Mets 0.44
48 J.P. Howell Dodgers 0.44
49 Joel Peralta Rays 0.44
50 Robbie Ross Rangers 0.43
51 Scott Downs – – – 0.43
52 Jake Diekman Phillies 0.43
53 Jonathan Papelbon Phillies 0.43
54 Manny Parra Reds 0.42
55 Matt Reynolds Diamondbacks 0.42
56 Boone Logan Yankees 0.41
57 Vin Mazzaro Pirates 0.41
58 Tyler Clippard Nationals 0.41
59 Aroldis Chapman Reds 0.39
60 Chad Qualls Marlins 0.39
61 Ross Ohlendorf Nationals 0.38
62 Luis Avilan Braves 0.37
63 Casey Janssen Blue Jays 0.37
64 Addison Reed White Sox 0.36
65 Joe Thatcher – – – 0.36
66 Gonzalez Germen Mets 0.35
67 Brad Ziegler Diamondbacks 0.35
68 Tony Watson Pirates 0.35
69 Darren O’Day Orioles 0.34
70 Donovan Hand Brewers 0.34
71 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 0.34
72 Neil Wagner Blue Jays 0.34
73 Tanner Scheppers Rangers 0.33
74 Steve Cishek Marlins 0.33
75 Craig Breslow Red Sox 0.32
76 Matt Belisle Rockies 0.32
77 Francisco Rodriguez – – – 0.31
78 Jerome Williams Angels 0.31
79 Josh Outman Rockies 0.31
80 Alfredo Figaro Brewers 0.30
81 Nate Jones White Sox 0.30
82 Grant Balfour Athletics 0.28
83 Dale Thayer Padres 0.28
84 Steve Delabar Blue Jays 0.28
85 Caleb Thielbar Twins 0.27
86 Rex Brothers Rockies 0.27
87 David Carpenter Braves 0.26
88 Santiago Casilla Giants 0.26
89 Jared Burton Twins 0.25
90 Danny Farquhar Mariners 0.25
91 Tim Collins Royals 0.25
92 Aaron Loup Blue Jays 0.25
93 Cody Allen Indians 0.24
94 Blake Parker Cubs 0.24
95 Jean Machi Giants 0.23
96 Joe Smith Indians 0.22
97 Anthony Varvaro Braves 0.22
98 Ryan Cook Athletics 0.22
99 Chad Gaudin Giants 0.22
100 Ernesto Frieri Angels 0.22
101 Charlie Furbush Mariners 0.22
102 Jeanmar Gomez Pirates 0.21
103 Jamey Wright Rays 0.21
104 Carter Capps Mariners 0.20
105 Alfredo Simon Reds 0.20
106 Dan Jennings Marlins 0.18
107 Rafael Betancourt Rockies 0.17
108 Matt Thornton – – – 0.17
109 J.C. Gutierrez – – – 0.16
110 Jose Veras – – – 0.15
111 Scott Rice Mets 0.15
112 Brian Duensing Twins 0.14
113 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks 0.14
114 Fernando Rodney Rays 0.13
115 Oliver Perez Mariners 0.13
116 Jesse Chavez Athletics 0.12
117 Justin Wilson Pirates 0.12
118 Mike Dunn Marlins 0.12
119 Wilton Lopez Rockies 0.12
120 Matt Lindstrom White Sox 0.11
121 Luke Gregerson Padres 0.11
122 Tim Stauffer Padres 0.10
123 Kevin Gregg Cubs 0.09
124 Heath Bell Diamondbacks 0.09
125 Craig Stammen Nationals 0.09
126 Andrew Bailey Red Sox 0.09
127 Mariano Rivera Yankees 0.08
128 Ryan Webb Marlins 0.08
129 J.J. Hoover Reds 0.08
130 Ross Wolf Rangers 0.07
131 Luis Ayala – – – 0.07
132 Yoervis Medina Mariners 0.07
133 Anthony Swarzak Twins 0.06
134 Rafael Soriano Nationals 0.06
135 David Aardsma Mets 0.06
136 Sandy Rosario Giants 0.06
137 Joe Nathan Rangers 0.06
138 Joe Kelly Cardinals 0.06
139 Tyson Ross Padres 0.04
140 Bryan Shaw Indians 0.04
141 Bruce Rondon Tigers 0.02
142 James Russell Cubs 0.02
143 Matt Guerrier – – – 0.01
144 Carlos Villanueva Cubs 0.01
145 LaTroy Hawkins Mets 0.00
146 Fernando Abad Nationals 0.00
147 Dane de la Rosa Angels 0.00
148 Josh Edgin Mets -0.01
149 Chris Perez Indians -0.01
150 Michael Kohn Angels -0.01
151 Darren Oliver Blue Jays -0.02
152 Ryan Pressly Twins -0.02
153 Edgmer Escalona Rockies -0.02
154 Jim Johnson Orioles -0.02
155 Kevin Jepsen Angels -0.03
156 Cesar Ramos Rays -0.03
157 Adam Ottavino Rockies -0.03
158 Pat Neshek Athletics -0.03
159 Luke Putkonen Tigers -0.04
160 Adam Warren Yankees -0.04
161 Aaron Crow Royals -0.04
162 Tyler Thornburg Brewers -0.05
163 Jake McGee Rays -0.05
164 Jared Hughes Pirates -0.05
165 Burke Badenhop Brewers -0.05
166 Joe Ortiz Rangers -0.05
167 Rob Scahill Rockies -0.06
168 Ronald Belisario Dodgers -0.07
169 Bryan Morris Pirates -0.08
170 Huston Street Padres -0.09
171 Tony Sipp Diamondbacks -0.10
172 Manuel Corpas Rockies -0.10
173 Jerry Blevins Athletics -0.11
174 Darin Downs Tigers -0.12
175 Logan Ondrusek Reds -0.12
176 Brad Brach Padres -0.12
177 Josh Roenicke Twins -0.13
178 Kelvin Herrera Royals -0.13
179 Troy Patton Orioles -0.14
180 Jose Mijares Giants -0.15
181 Tom Wilhelmsen Mariners -0.15
182 Rich Hill Indians -0.16
183 Phil Coke Tigers -0.16
184 Raul Valdes Phillies -0.19
185 Al Alburquerque Tigers -0.19
186 A.J. Ramos Marlins -0.19
187 Cory Gearrin Braves -0.19
188 Ramon Troncoso White Sox -0.20
189 Josh Fields Astros -0.20
190 Nick Hagadone Indians -0.21
191 Joba Chamberlain Yankees -0.21
192 Drew Storen Nationals -0.23
193 Jonathan Broxton Reds -0.23
194 Wesley Wright – – – -0.26
195 Mike Adams Phillies -0.26
196 Pedro Strop – – – -0.26
197 Marc Rzepczynski – – – -0.26
198 Fernando Salas Cardinals -0.27
199 Vinnie Pestano Indians -0.27
200 Blake Beavan Mariners -0.27
201 Donnie Veal White Sox -0.28
202 Matt Albers Indians -0.28
203 Greg Burke Mets -0.29
204 Brad Lincoln Blue Jays -0.30
205 Garrett Richards Angels -0.31
206 Justin De Fratus Phillies -0.31
207 David Hernandez Diamondbacks -0.35
208 George Kontos Giants -0.36
209 Michael Bowden Cubs -0.37
210 Scott Atchison Mets -0.37
211 John Axford – – – -0.37
212 Paul Clemens Astros -0.37
213 Michael Gonzalez Brewers -0.38
214 Kyle Farnsworth Rays -0.39
215 Clayton Mortensen Red Sox -0.41
216 T.J. McFarland Orioles -0.42
217 Esmil Rogers Blue Jays -0.42
218 Alex Wilson Red Sox -0.44
219 Travis Blackley Astros -0.45
220 Lucas Luetge Mariners -0.48
221 Brandon Lyon Mets -0.48
222 Ian Krol Nationals -0.50
223 Bruce Chen Royals -0.54
224 Carlos Marmol – – – -0.56
225 Jose Cisnero Astros -0.58
226 Jeremy Horst Phillies -0.59
227 Dallas Keuchel Astros -0.63
228 Hector Ambriz Astros -0.63
229 Jeremy Affeldt Giants -0.65
230 Henry Rodriguez – – – -0.71
231 Ryan Mattheus Nationals -0.72
232 Michael Kirkman Rangers -0.74
233 Hector Rondon Cubs -0.76
234 Lucas Harrell Astros -0.91
235 Brandon League Dodgers -0.93
236 Anthony Bass Padres -0.97
237 Shawn Camp Cubs -1.04
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