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SOEFA Sunday: Reliever Rankings Update (September 29, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

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. Additionally, SOEFA penalizes pitchers like Joe Nathan and Mariano Rivera who have done a very poor job when they have been asked to strand runners this season despite great numbers in other categories.

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 0.08 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. Also, as we look to improve SOEFA for next season, let us know if you have any suggestions! Hope you enjoyed this project and look for some analysis of its success this offseason.

Rank Name Team SOEFA
1 Sergio Santos Blue Jays 1.09
2 Koji Uehara Red Sox 0.97
3 Neal Cotts Rangers 0.95
4 Greg Holland Royals 0.93
5 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0.92
6 Drew Smyly Tigers 0.82
7 Louis Coleman Royals 0.82
8 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 0.80
9 Nick Vincent Padres 0.80
10 Jesse Crain White Sox 0.78
11 Mark Melancon Pirates 0.77
12 Craig Kimbrel Braves 0.76
13 Javier Lopez Giants 0.73
14 Joaquin Benoit Tigers 0.71
15 Sean Doolittle Athletics 0.68
16 Chris Withrow Dodgers 0.67
17 Luke Hochevar Royals 0.67
18 Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 0.62
19 Jose Veras – – – 0.60
20 Jason Grilli Pirates 0.58
21 Alex Torres Rays 0.57
22 Casey Janssen Blue Jays 0.57
23 Sam LeCure Reds 0.57
24 Tanner Roark Nationals 0.57
25 Carlos Torres Mets 0.56
26 Glen Perkins Twins 0.55
27 Jake Diekman Phillies 0.55
28 Tommy Hunter Orioles 0.54
29 Will Smith Royals 0.53
30 Jim Henderson Brewers 0.52
31 Randy Choate Cardinals 0.52
32 Dan Otero Athletics 0.51
33 Carlos Villanueva Cubs 0.50
34 Casey Fien Twins 0.50
35 Antonio Bastardo Phillies 0.49
36 Brian Matusz Orioles 0.49
37 Juan Perez Blue Jays 0.49
38 Alex Wood Braves 0.48
39 Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.48
40 Seth Maness Cardinals 0.48
41 Brett Cecil Blue Jays 0.47
42 Chad Qualls Marlins 0.47
43 Jordan Walden Braves 0.47
44 Kevin Gausman Orioles 0.47
45 Tanner Scheppers Rangers 0.47
46 Andrew Miller Red Sox 0.46
47 Brandon Kintzler Brewers 0.46
48 Paco Rodriguez Dodgers 0.46
49 Manny Parra Reds 0.45
50 Mariano Rivera Yankees 0.45
51 Bobby Parnell Mets 0.44
52 Edward Mujica Cardinals 0.44
53 J.P. Howell Dodgers 0.43
54 Jason Frasor Rangers 0.43
55 Joe Thatcher – – – 0.43
56 Steve Cishek Marlins 0.43
57 David Carpenter Braves 0.42
58 Matt Reynolds Diamondbacks 0.42
59 Ernesto Frieri Angels 0.40
60 Jean Machi Giants 0.40
61 Tony Watson Pirates 0.40
62 Sergio Romo Giants 0.39
63 Shawn Kelley Yankees 0.39
64 Aroldis Chapman Reds 0.38
65 Blake Parker Cubs 0.38
66 Luis Avilan Braves 0.38
67 Vin Mazzaro Pirates 0.38
68 Junichi Tazawa Red Sox 0.37
69 Will Harris Diamondbacks 0.36
70 Brad Ziegler Diamondbacks 0.34
71 Jonathan Papelbon Phillies 0.34
72 Luke Gregerson Padres 0.34
73 Robbie Ross Rangers 0.34
74 Joe Smith Indians 0.33
75 Darren O’Day Orioles 0.32
76 Joel Peralta Rays 0.32
77 Ross Ohlendorf Nationals 0.32
78 Caleb Thielbar Twins 0.31
79 Francisco Rodriguez – – – 0.31
80 Jerome Williams Angels 0.31
81 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 0.31
82 Tyler Clippard Nationals 0.31
83 Kevin Chapman Astros 0.30
84 Matt Belisle Rockies 0.29
85 Cody Allen Indians 0.28
86 Nate Jones White Sox 0.28
87 Craig Breslow Red Sox 0.27
88 Craig Stammen Nationals 0.27
89 David Robertson Yankees 0.27
90 Josh Outman Rockies 0.27
91 Santiago Casilla Giants 0.27
92 Alfredo Simon Reds 0.26
93 David Huff – – – 0.26
94 Aaron Loup Blue Jays 0.25
95 Boone Logan Yankees 0.25
96 Bryan Shaw Indians 0.25
97 Grant Balfour Athletics 0.25
98 Luis Ayala – – – 0.25
99 Jared Burton Twins 0.24
100 Luke Putkonen Tigers 0.24
101 Anthony Varvaro Braves 0.23
102 Fernando Rodney Rays 0.23
103 Rex Brothers Rockies 0.23
104 Chad Gaudin Giants 0.22
105 Danny Farquhar Mariners 0.22
106 Joe Nathan Rangers 0.22
107 Mike Dunn Marlins 0.22
108 Scott Downs – – – 0.22
109 Tim Collins Royals 0.22
110 Addison Reed White Sox 0.21
111 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks 0.21
112 Neil Wagner Blue Jays 0.20
113 Adam Ottavino Rockies 0.18
114 Dan Jennings Marlins 0.18
115 Josh Zeid Astros 0.18
116 Steve Delabar Blue Jays 0.18
117 Dale Thayer Padres 0.17
118 Rafael Betancourt Rockies 0.17
119 Preston Claiborne Yankees 0.16
120 Donovan Hand Brewers 0.15
121 Dustin McGowan Blue Jays 0.15
122 LaTroy Hawkins Mets 0.15
123 Rafael Soriano Nationals 0.15
124 Brad Boxberger Padres 0.14
125 Charlie Furbush Mariners 0.14
126 Jim Johnson Orioles 0.14
127 Justin Wilson Pirates 0.14
128 Bruce Rondon Tigers 0.13
129 Gonzalez Germen Mets 0.13
130 Huston Street Padres 0.12
131 Jamey Wright Rays 0.12
132 Logan Ondrusek Reds 0.12
133 Ryan Webb Marlins 0.12
134 Anthony Swarzak Twins 0.11
135 Scott Rice Mets 0.11
136 Tim Stauffer Padres 0.11
137 Matt Lindstrom White Sox 0.10
138 Burke Badenhop Brewers 0.09
139 Darren Oliver Blue Jays 0.09
140 Oliver Perez Mariners 0.09
141 Wilton Lopez Rockies 0.09
142 Rob Scahill Rockies 0.08
143 Andrew Bailey Red Sox 0.07
144 Jesse Chavez Athletics 0.07
145 Kevin Gregg Cubs 0.07
146 Sandy Rosario Giants 0.07
147 Brian Duensing Twins 0.06
148 Heath Bell Diamondbacks 0.06
149 Jeanmar Gomez Pirates 0.06
150 Alfredo Figaro Brewers 0.05
151 Carlos Martinez Cardinals 0.05
152 Joe Kelly Cardinals 0.05
153 Matt Thornton – – – 0.05
154 Ryan Cook Athletics 0.05
155 Yoervis Medina Mariners 0.05
156 Kelvin Herrera Royals 0.04
157 Tyson Ross Padres 0.03
158 Fernando Abad Nationals 0.02
159 Jerry Blevins Athletics 0.02
160 Dane de la Rosa Angels 0.01
161 David Aardsma Mets 0.01
162 J.J. Hoover Reds 0.01
163 Matt Guerrier – – – 0.01
164 Brett Anderson Athletics 0.00
165 Donnie Veal White Sox 0.00
166 Ross Wolf Rangers 0.00
167 Joe Ortiz Rangers -0.01
168 Josh Edgin Mets -0.01
169 Edgmer Escalona Rockies -0.02
170 J.C. Gutierrez – – – -0.02
171 Manuel Corpas Rockies -0.02
172 Marc Rzepczynski – – – -0.03
173 Pat Neshek Athletics -0.03
174 Cesar Ramos Rays -0.04
175 Kevin Jepsen Angels -0.04
176 James Russell Cubs -0.05
177 Tyler Thornburg Brewers -0.05
178 Aaron Crow Royals -0.06
179 Darin Downs Tigers -0.06
180 Josh Fields Astros -0.06
181 Wesley Wright – – – -0.06
182 Evan Reed Tigers -0.07
183 Ryan Pressly Twins -0.07
184 Carter Capps Mariners -0.08
185 Evan Scribner Athletics -0.08
186 Brandon Workman Red Sox -0.09
187 Jake McGee Rays -0.09
188 Matt Albers Indians -0.09
189 Fernando Salas Cardinals -0.10
190 Michael Kohn Angels -0.10
191 Drew Storen Nationals -0.11
192 Troy Patton Orioles -0.12
193 David Hernandez Diamondbacks -0.13
194 Pedro Strop – – – -0.13
195 A.J. Ramos Marlins -0.14
196 Al Alburquerque Tigers -0.15
197 Bryan Morris Pirates -0.15
198 David Purcey White Sox -0.15
199 Ronald Belisario Dodgers -0.15
200 Adam Warren Yankees -0.16
201 Joakim Soria Rangers -0.16
202 Jake Dunning Giants -0.17
203 Jared Hughes Pirates -0.17
204 Chaz Roe Diamondbacks -0.18
205 Drake Britton Red Sox -0.18
206 Jose Mijares Giants -0.18
207 Cory Gearrin Braves -0.19
208 Raul Valdes Phillies -0.19
209 Zach Duke – – – -0.19
210 Brad Brach Padres -0.20
211 Justin De Fratus Phillies -0.20
212 Ramon Troncoso White Sox -0.22
213 Rob Wooten Brewers -0.23
214 Chris Perez Indians -0.24
215 Jonathan Broxton Reds -0.24
216 Tom Wilhelmsen Mariners -0.24
217 Kyle Farnsworth – – – -0.25
218 Mike Adams Phillies -0.26
219 Philip Humber Astros -0.26
220 Scott Atchison Mets -0.26
221 Blake Beavan Mariners -0.27
222 Rich Hill Indians -0.27
223 Vinnie Pestano Indians -0.27
224 Franklin Morales Red Sox -0.28
225 George Kontos Giants -0.29
226 Lucas Luetge Mariners -0.30
227 Nick Hagadone Indians -0.30
228 Rhiner Cruz Astros -0.30
229 Tony Sipp Diamondbacks -0.30
230 Brad Lincoln Blue Jays -0.31
231 Carlos Marmol – – – -0.31
232 Garrett Richards Angels -0.31
233 Phil Coke Tigers -0.31
234 John Axford – – – -0.32
235 Michael Bowden Cubs -0.33
236 T.J. McFarland Orioles -0.35
237 Ryan Mattheus Nationals -0.36
238 Josh Roenicke Twins -0.37
239 Dylan Axelrod White Sox -0.38
240 Paul Clemens Astros -0.38
241 Guillermo Moscoso Giants -0.39
242 Kameron Loe – – – -0.41
243 Travis Blackley – – – -0.41
244 Clayton Mortensen Red Sox -0.43
245 Esmil Rogers Blue Jays -0.43
246 Josh Lueke Rays -0.44
247 Alex Wilson Red Sox -0.46
248 Brandon Lyon Mets -0.49
249 Michael Gonzalez Brewers -0.50
250 Brandon Maurer Mariners -0.51
251 Greg Burke Mets -0.52
252 Lucas Harrell Astros -0.52
253 Luis Garcia Phillies -0.53
254 Bruce Chen Royals -0.54
255 Hector Rondon Cubs -0.57
256 Jeremy Horst Phillies -0.59
257 Jose Cisnero Astros -0.59
258 Joba Chamberlain Yankees -0.62
259 Dallas Keuchel Astros -0.64
260 Hector Ambriz Astros -0.64
261 Jeremy Affeldt Giants -0.67
262 Cory Rasmus – – – -0.69
263 Ian Krol Nationals -0.69
264 Henry Rodriguez – – – -0.71
265 Michael Kirkman Rangers -0.75
266 Brandon League Dodgers -0.76
267 J.C. Ramirez Phillies -0.90
268 Anthony Bass Padres -0.94
269 Shawn Camp Cubs -1.04
270 Mitchell Boggs – – – -1.37
271 Curtis Partch Reds -1.43
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SOEFA Sunday: Reliever Rankings Update (September 22, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

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. Additionally, SOEFA penalizes pitchers like Joe Nathan and Mariano Rivera who have done a very poor job when they have been asked to strand runners this season despite great numbers in other categories.

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 0.09 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. Also, as we look to improve SOEFA for next season, let us know if you have any suggestions!

Rank Player Team SOEFA
1 Sergio Santos Blue Jays 1.03
2 Koji Uehara Red Sox 0.97
3 Greg Holland Royals 0.94
4 Neal Cotts Rangers 0.94
5 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0.89
6 Louis Coleman Royals 0.89
7 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 0.80
8 Drew Smyly Tigers 0.79
9 Javier Lopez Giants 0.79
10 Will Smith Royals 0.78
11 Jesse Crain White Sox 0.78
12 Mark Melancon Pirates 0.78
13 Luke Hochevar Royals 0.72
14 Joaquin Benoit Tigers 0.72
15 Craig Kimbrel Braves 0.70
16 Nick Vincent Padres 0.68
17 Sean Doolittle Athletics 0.67
18 Chris Withrow Dodgers 0.66
19 Jose Veras – – – 0.62
20 Brian Matusz Orioles 0.59
21 Jason Grilli Pirates 0.59
22 Tommy Hunter Orioles 0.58
23 Tanner Roark Nationals 0.57
24 Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 0.57
25 Jake Diekman Phillies 0.57
26 David Huff – – – 0.57
27 Glen Perkins Twins 0.56
28 Sam LeCure Reds 0.56
29 Casey Janssen Blue Jays 0.56
30 Carlos Torres Mets 0.56
31 Casey Fien Twins 0.55
32 Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.54
33 Jim Henderson Brewers 0.53
34 Alex Torres Rays 0.52
35 Edward Mujica Cardinals 0.51
36 Randy Choate Cardinals 0.51
37 Antonio Bastardo Phillies 0.50
38 Paco Rodriguez Dodgers 0.49
39 Dan Otero Athletics 0.49
40 Juan Perez Blue Jays 0.49
41 Jordan Walden Braves 0.48
42 Brett Cecil Blue Jays 0.47
43 Andrew Miller Red Sox 0.47
44 Seth Maness Cardinals 0.47
45 Chad Qualls Marlins 0.45
46 Bobby Parnell Mets 0.44
47 Kevin Gausman Orioles 0.44
48 Shawn Kelley Yankees 0.43
49 Matt Reynolds Diamondbacks 0.42
50 Brandon Kintzler Brewers 0.41
51 Joe Thatcher – – – 0.41
52 J.P. Howell Dodgers 0.40
53 Vin Mazzaro Pirates 0.40
54 Jonathan Papelbon Phillies 0.40
55 Tanner Scheppers Rangers 0.40
56 Carlos Villanueva Cubs 0.40
57 Jason Frasor Rangers 0.39
58 David Carpenter Braves 0.39
59 Tony Watson Pirates 0.39
60 Manny Parra Reds 0.39
61 Junichi Tazawa Red Sox 0.39
62 Steve Cishek Marlins 0.38
63 Brad Ziegler Diamondbacks 0.38
64 Ernesto Frieri Angels 0.38
65 Darren O’Day Orioles 0.37
66 Donovan Hand Brewers 0.37
67 Luis Avilan Braves 0.37
68 Sergio Romo Giants 0.36
69 Aroldis Chapman Reds 0.35
70 Francisco Rodriguez – – – 0.35
71 Robbie Ross Rangers 0.33
72 Blake Parker Cubs 0.33
73 Ross Ohlendorf Nationals 0.32
74 Will Harris Diamondbacks 0.32
75 Josh Outman Rockies 0.32
76 Jean Machi Giants 0.32
77 Luke Gregerson Padres 0.32
78 David Robertson Yankees 0.32
79 Mariano Rivera Yankees 0.31
80 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 0.31
81 Jerome Williams Angels 0.31
82 Joel Peralta Rays 0.31
83 Tim Collins Royals 0.30
84 Tyler Clippard Nationals 0.30
85 Aaron Loup Blue Jays 0.30
86 Joe Smith Indians 0.29
87 Dan Jennings Marlins 0.28
88 Craig Stammen Nationals 0.28
89 Anthony Varvaro Braves 0.27
90 Scott Downs – – – 0.27
91 Luis Ayala – – – 0.27
92 Craig Breslow Red Sox 0.26
93 Matt Belisle Rockies 0.26
94 Addison Reed White Sox 0.26
95 Nate Jones White Sox 0.26
96 Cody Allen Indians 0.26
97 Jamey Wright Rays 0.25
98 Luke Putkonen Tigers 0.25
99 Fernando Rodney Rays 0.24
100 Grant Balfour Athletics 0.24
101 Santiago Casilla Giants 0.23
102 Alfredo Simon Reds 0.23
103 Boone Logan Yankees 0.23
104 Jared Burton Twins 0.22
105 Chad Gaudin Giants 0.22
106 Mike Dunn Marlins 0.21
107 Neil Wagner Blue Jays 0.20
108 Joakim Soria Rangers 0.20
109 Charlie Furbush Mariners 0.20
110 Caleb Thielbar Twins 0.20
111 Rex Brothers Rockies 0.20
112 Rob Scahill Rockies 0.19
113 Danny Farquhar Mariners 0.19
114 Preston Claiborne Yankees 0.19
115 Bryan Shaw Indians 0.18
116 J.C. Gutierrez – – – 0.18
117 Rafael Betancourt Rockies 0.17
118 Dale Thayer Padres 0.16
119 Steve Delabar Blue Jays 0.16
120 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks 0.14
121 Rafael Soriano Nationals 0.13
122 Matt Lindstrom White Sox 0.13
123 Justin Wilson Pirates 0.13
124 LaTroy Hawkins Mets 0.12
125 Brandon Workman Red Sox 0.12
126 Oliver Perez Mariners 0.12
127 Tim Stauffer Padres 0.12
128 Ryan Webb Marlins 0.11
129 Adam Ottavino Rockies 0.11
130 Scott Rice Mets 0.11
131 Anthony Swarzak Twins 0.11
132 Wilton Lopez Rockies 0.11
133 Jim Johnson Orioles 0.09
134 Darren Oliver Blue Jays 0.09
135 Heath Bell Diamondbacks 0.09
136 Brian Duensing Twins 0.09
137 Jesse Chavez Athletics 0.08
138 Joe Nathan Rangers 0.08
139 Gonzalez Germen Mets 0.08
140 Andrew Bailey Red Sox 0.08
141 Jeanmar Gomez Pirates 0.08
142 Sandy Rosario Giants 0.07
143 Bruce Rondon Tigers 0.06
144 Fernando Abad Nationals 0.06
145 Burke Badenhop Brewers 0.06
146 Joe Kelly Cardinals 0.06
147 Kevin Gregg Cubs 0.05
148 Yoervis Medina Mariners 0.05
149 Huston Street Padres 0.05
150 Tyson Ross Padres 0.04
151 Logan Ondrusek Reds 0.04
152 Matt Thornton – – – 0.03
153 Dustin McGowan Blue Jays 0.03
154 Kelvin Herrera Royals 0.02
155 Matt Guerrier – – – 0.01
156 Alfredo Figaro Brewers 0.01
157 Ryan Cook Athletics 0.01
158 Brad Boxberger Padres 0.01
159 David Aardsma Mets 0.01
160 Ross Wolf Rangers 0.00
161 J.J. Hoover Reds -0.01
162 Josh Edgin Mets -0.01
163 Dane de la Rosa Angels -0.01
164 Joe Ortiz Rangers -0.01
165 Jerry Blevins Athletics -0.01
166 Edgmer Escalona Rockies -0.02
167 Josh Zeid Astros -0.03
168 Marc Rzepczynski – – – -0.03
169 Kevin Jepsen Angels -0.03
170 Manuel Corpas Rockies -0.03
171 Tyler Thornburg Brewers -0.05
172 Evan Scribner Athletics -0.05
173 Tom Wilhelmsen Mariners -0.05
174 Chris Perez Indians -0.05
175 Donnie Veal White Sox -0.05
176 Pat Neshek Athletics -0.06
177 Michael Kohn Angels -0.07
178 James Russell Cubs -0.07
179 Carter Capps Mariners -0.08
180 Carlos Martinez Cardinals -0.09
181 Jared Hughes Pirates -0.10
182 Fernando Salas Cardinals -0.10
183 Darin Downs Tigers -0.10
184 Aaron Crow Royals -0.11
185 Jake McGee Rays -0.11
186 Drake Britton Red Sox -0.12
187 Wesley Wright – – – -0.12
188 Cesar Ramos Rays -0.13
189 Matt Albers Indians -0.13
190 Troy Patton Orioles -0.14
191 Ryan Pressly Twins -0.14
192 Jake Dunning Giants -0.14
193 Pedro Strop – – – -0.15
194 Ronald Belisario Dodgers -0.15
195 A.J. Ramos Marlins -0.15
196 Brad Brach Padres -0.15
197 David Purcey White Sox -0.15
198 Drew Storen Nationals -0.17
199 Josh Fields Astros -0.17
200 Bryan Morris Pirates -0.17
201 David Hernandez Diamondbacks -0.17
202 Raul Valdes Phillies -0.19
203 Cory Gearrin Braves -0.19
204 Adam Warren Yankees -0.19
205 Scott Atchison Mets -0.20
206 Jose Mijares Giants -0.21
207 Lucas Luetge Mariners -0.21
208 Jonathan Broxton Reds -0.24
209 Rich Hill Indians -0.24
210 Justin De Fratus Phillies -0.24
211 Ramon Troncoso White Sox -0.25
212 Mike Adams Phillies -0.26
213 Tony Sipp Diamondbacks -0.26
214 Kyle Farnsworth – – – -0.26
215 Blake Beavan Mariners -0.27
216 Vinnie Pestano Indians -0.27
217 Al Alburquerque Tigers -0.28
218 Rob Wooten Brewers -0.28
219 Josh Roenicke Twins -0.30
220 Nick Hagadone Indians -0.30
221 Garrett Richards Angels -0.31
222 Brad Lincoln Blue Jays -0.31
223 Phil Coke Tigers -0.32
224 Michael Bowden Cubs -0.33
225 T.J. McFarland Orioles -0.33
226 Ryan Mattheus Nationals -0.33
227 Carlos Marmol – – – -0.34
228 George Kontos Giants -0.34
229 Zach Duke – – – -0.35
230 John Axford – – – -0.36
231 Paul Clemens Astros -0.37
232 Dylan Axelrod White Sox -0.38
233 Guillermo Moscoso Giants -0.38
234 Travis Blackley – – – -0.41
235 Clayton Mortensen Red Sox -0.42
236 Esmil Rogers Blue Jays -0.43
237 Alex Wilson Red Sox -0.45
238 Brandon Lyon Mets -0.49
239 Greg Burke Mets -0.49
240 Brandon Maurer Mariners -0.51
241 Michael Gonzalez Brewers -0.51
242 Joba Chamberlain Yankees -0.52
243 Lucas Harrell Astros -0.52
244 Josh Lueke Rays -0.53
245 Bruce Chen Royals -0.54
246 Jose Cisnero Astros -0.58
247 Jeremy Horst Phillies -0.59
248 Hector Ambriz Astros -0.63
249 Hector Rondon Cubs -0.63
250 Dallas Keuchel Astros -0.64
251 Luis Garcia Phillies -0.66
252 Jeremy Affeldt Giants -0.67
253 Ian Krol Nationals -0.69
254 Cory Rasmus – – – -0.69
255 Henry Rodriguez – – – -0.70
256 Michael Kirkman Rangers -0.75
257 Brandon League Dodgers -0.85
258 Anthony Bass Padres -0.93
259 Shawn Camp Cubs -1.03
260 Mitchell Boggs – – – -1.40
261 Curtis Partch Reds -1.42

SOEFA Sunday: Reliever Rankings Update (September 15, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

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. Additionally, SOEFA penalizes pitchers like Joe Nathan and Mariano Rivera who have done a very poor job when they have been asked to strand runners this season despite great numbers in other categories.

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 0.10 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. Also, as we look to improve SOEFA for next season, let us know if you have any suggestions!

Rank Player Team SOEFA
1 Koji Uehara Red Sox 0.95
2 Greg Holland Royals 0.94
3 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0.91
4 Neal Cotts Rangers 0.89
5 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 0.80
6 Mark Melancon Pirates 0.80
7 Drew Smyly Tigers 0.78
8 Jesse Crain White Sox 0.78
9 Craig Kimbrel Braves 0.77
10 Javier Lopez Giants 0.77
11 Will Smith Royals 0.76
12 Louis Coleman Royals 0.73
13 Luke Hochevar Royals 0.73
14 Joaquin Benoit Tigers 0.70
15 Sergio Romo Giants 0.70
16 Chris Withrow Dodgers 0.66
17 Alex Torres Rays 0.65
18 Nick Vincent Padres 0.64
19 Sean Doolittle Athletics 0.63
20 Sam LeCure Reds 0.62
21 Edward Mujica Cardinals 0.61
22 Jose Veras – – – 0.61
23 Jordan Walden Braves 0.59
24 Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 0.59
25 Tanner Roark Nationals 0.57
26 Jason Grilli Pirates 0.56
27 David Huff – – – 0.54
28 Glen Perkins Twins 0.54
29 Jim Henderson Brewers 0.54
30 Paco Rodriguez Dodgers 0.54
31 Brian Matusz Orioles 0.53
32 Casey Fien Twins 0.52
33 Carlos Torres Mets 0.51
34 Jake Diekman Phillies 0.51
35 Tommy Hunter Orioles 0.51
36 Antonio Bastardo Phillies 0.50
37 Dan Otero Athletics 0.50
38 Juan Perez Blue Jays 0.50
39 Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.48
40 Shawn Kelley Yankees 0.48
41 Andrew Miller Red Sox 0.47
42 Brett Cecil Blue Jays 0.47
43 Jason Frasor Rangers 0.47
44 Manny Parra Reds 0.47
45 Randy Choate Cardinals 0.46
46 Brandon Kintzler Brewers 0.45
47 Bobby Parnell Mets 0.44
48 Seth Maness Cardinals 0.43
49 Chad Qualls Marlins 0.42
50 J.P. Howell Dodgers 0.42
51 Junichi Tazawa Red Sox 0.42
52 Matt Reynolds Diamondbacks 0.42
53 Jonathan Papelbon Phillies 0.41
54 Luis Avilan Braves 0.41
55 Francisco Rodriguez – – – 0.40
56 Joel Peralta Rays 0.40
57 Brad Ziegler Diamondbacks 0.39
58 Steve Cishek Marlins 0.39
59 Tanner Scheppers Rangers 0.39
60 Aroldis Chapman Reds 0.38
61 Donovan Hand Brewers 0.38
62 Joe Thatcher – – – 0.38
63 Vin Mazzaro Pirates 0.38
64 David Carpenter Braves 0.37
65 Rob Scahill Rockies 0.37
66 Tony Watson Pirates 0.37
67 Tyler Clippard Nationals 0.37
68 Darren O’Day Orioles 0.36
69 Casey Janssen Blue Jays 0.35
70 Will Harris Diamondbacks 0.35
71 Ernesto Frieri Angels 0.34
72 Joe Smith Indians 0.34
73 Scott Downs – – – 0.34
74 Addison Reed White Sox 0.32
75 Carlos Villanueva Cubs 0.32
76 Jean Machi Giants 0.32
77 Josh Outman Rockies 0.32
78 Nate Jones White Sox 0.32
79 Ross Ohlendorf Nationals 0.32
80 Jerome Williams Angels 0.31
81 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 0.31
82 Luke Gregerson Padres 0.30
83 Neil Wagner Blue Jays 0.30
84 Santiago Casilla Giants 0.30
85 Aaron Loup Blue Jays 0.29
86 Robbie Ross Rangers 0.29
87 Grant Balfour Athletics 0.27
88 Jamey Wright Rays 0.27
89 Luke Putkonen Tigers 0.27
90 Steve Delabar Blue Jays 0.27
91 Tim Collins Royals 0.27
92 Anthony Varvaro Braves 0.26
93 Caleb Thielbar Twins 0.26
94 Craig Stammen Nationals 0.26
95 Jared Burton Twins 0.25
96 David Robertson Yankees 0.24
97 Luis Ayala – – – 0.24
98 Mariano Rivera Yankees 0.24
99 Boone Logan Yankees 0.23
100 Matt Belisle Rockies 0.23
101 Chad Gaudin Giants 0.22
102 Charlie Furbush Mariners 0.22
103 Craig Breslow Red Sox 0.22
104 Dan Jennings Marlins 0.22
105 Alfredo Simon Reds 0.20
106 Blake Parker Cubs 0.20
107 Fernando Rodney Rays 0.20
108 Mike Dunn Marlins 0.20
109 Cody Allen Indians 0.19
110 Danny Farquhar Mariners 0.19
111 David Purcey White Sox 0.19
112 Preston Claiborne Yankees 0.19
113 Rafael Betancourt Rockies 0.17
114 Anthony Swarzak Twins 0.16
115 Dale Thayer Padres 0.16
116 J.C. Gutierrez – – – 0.16
117 Rex Brothers Rockies 0.16
118 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks 0.15
119 Tim Stauffer Padres 0.15
120 Rafael Soriano Nationals 0.14
121 Carter Capps Mariners 0.13
122 Kevin Gregg Cubs 0.12
123 Sandy Rosario Giants 0.12
124 Alfredo Figaro Brewers 0.11
125 Matt Lindstrom White Sox 0.11
126 Scott Rice Mets 0.11
127 Bryan Shaw Indians 0.10
128 Justin Wilson Pirates 0.10
129 LaTroy Hawkins Mets 0.10
130 Oliver Perez Mariners 0.10
131 Adam Ottavino Rockies 0.09
132 Ryan Cook Athletics 0.09
133 Andrew Bailey Red Sox 0.08
134 Brian Duensing Twins 0.08
135 Brandon Workman Red Sox 0.07
136 Bruce Rondon Tigers 0.07
137 Joe Nathan Rangers 0.07
138 Matt Thornton – – – 0.07
139 Ryan Webb Marlins 0.07
140 Wilton Lopez Rockies 0.07
141 Fernando Abad Nationals 0.06
142 Heath Bell Diamondbacks 0.06
143 J.J. Hoover Reds 0.06
144 Jesse Chavez Athletics 0.06
145 Joe Kelly Cardinals 0.06
146 Kelvin Herrera Royals 0.06
147 Burke Badenhop Brewers 0.05
148 Gonzalez Germen Mets 0.05
149 Jim Johnson Orioles 0.05
150 Yoervis Medina Mariners 0.05
151 Darren Oliver Blue Jays 0.04
152 Jeanmar Gomez Pirates 0.04
153 Tyson Ross Padres 0.04
154 Dane de la Rosa Angels 0.02
155 Matt Guerrier – – – 0.01
156 Michael Kohn Angels 0.01
157 Ross Wolf Rangers 0.00
158 Josh Edgin Mets -0.01
159 Ronald Belisario Dodgers -0.01
160 Edgmer Escalona Rockies -0.02
161 Huston Street Padres -0.02
162 Manuel Corpas Rockies -0.02
163 Kevin Jepsen Angels -0.03
164 Jerry Blevins Athletics -0.04
165 Pat Neshek Athletics -0.04
166 Ryan Pressly Twins -0.04
167 Jake McGee Rays -0.05
168 Tyler Thornburg Brewers -0.05
169 Dustin McGowan Blue Jays -0.06
170 Logan Ondrusek Reds -0.06
171 James Russell Cubs -0.07
172 Chris Perez Indians -0.08
173 David Aardsma Mets -0.08
174 Rob Wooten Brewers -0.09
175 Tom Wilhelmsen Mariners -0.10
176 Darin Downs Tigers -0.12
177 Joe Ortiz Rangers -0.12
178 Marc Rzepczynski – – – -0.12
179 Matt Albers Indians -0.12
180 Jared Hughes Pirates -0.13
181 Josh Fields Astros -0.13
182 Tony Sipp Diamondbacks -0.13
183 Troy Patton Orioles -0.13
184 Aaron Crow Royals -0.14
185 Cesar Ramos Rays -0.14
186 Wesley Wright – – – -0.14
187 Drew Storen Nationals -0.15
188 Josh Zeid Astros -0.15
189 Kyle Farnsworth – – – -0.15
190 Nick Hagadone Indians -0.16
191 Phil Coke Tigers -0.16
192 Brad Brach Padres -0.18
193 Fernando Salas Cardinals -0.18
194 Zach Duke – – – -0.18
195 Cory Gearrin Braves -0.19
196 Donnie Veal White Sox -0.19
197 Raul Valdes Phillies -0.19
198 A.J. Ramos Marlins -0.20
199 Jake Dunning Giants -0.20
200 Ramon Troncoso White Sox -0.20
201 Evan Scribner Athletics -0.21
202 George Kontos Giants -0.21
203 Jose Mijares Giants -0.21
204 Bryan Morris Pirates -0.22
205 David Hernandez Diamondbacks -0.22
206 Pedro Strop – – – -0.23
207 Rich Hill Indians -0.23
208 Jonathan Broxton Reds -0.24
209 Blake Beavan Mariners -0.26
210 Mike Adams Phillies -0.26
211 Josh Roenicke Twins -0.27
212 Vinnie Pestano Indians -0.27
213 Brad Lincoln Blue Jays -0.30
214 Justin De Fratus Phillies -0.30
215 Lucas Luetge Mariners -0.30
216 Garrett Richards Angels -0.31
217 Michael Bowden Cubs -0.33
218 T.J. McFarland Orioles -0.33
219 Al Alburquerque Tigers -0.35
220 John Axford – – – -0.35
221 Scott Atchison Mets -0.36
222 Adam Warren Yankees -0.37
223 Dylan Axelrod White Sox -0.37
224 Paul Clemens Astros -0.37
225 Ryan Mattheus Nationals -0.39
226 Travis Blackley – – – -0.40
227 Clayton Mortensen Red Sox -0.41
228 Esmil Rogers Blue Jays -0.42
229 Alex Wilson Red Sox -0.45
230 Brandon Lyon Mets -0.48
231 Carlos Marmol – – – -0.49
232 Greg Burke Mets -0.49
233 Joba Chamberlain Yankees -0.49
234 Michael Gonzalez Brewers -0.49
235 Brandon Maurer Mariners -0.50
236 Bruce Chen Royals -0.54
237 Jose Cisnero Astros -0.58
238 Jeremy Horst Phillies -0.59
239 Dallas Keuchel Astros -0.63
240 Hector Ambriz Astros -0.63
241 Ian Krol Nationals -0.67
242 Jeremy Affeldt Giants -0.67
243 Hector Rondon Cubs -0.71
244 Henry Rodriguez – – – -0.71
245 Michael Kirkman Rangers -0.74
246 Lucas Harrell Astros -0.81
247 Luis Garcia Phillies -0.83
248 Anthony Bass Padres -0.87
249 Brandon League Dodgers -0.93
250 Shawn Camp Cubs -1.03
251 Curtis Partch Reds -1.42

SOEFA Sunday: Reliever Rankings Update (September 8, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

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. Additionally, SOEFA penalizes pitchers like Joe Nathan and Mariano Rivera who have done a very poor job when they have been asked to strand runners this season despite great numbers in other categories.

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 0.10 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. Also, as we look to improve SOEFA for next season, let us know if you have any suggestions!

Rank Player Team SOEFA
1 Neal Cotts Rangers 1.01
2 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0.93
3 Greg Holland Royals 0.92
4 Koji Uehara Red Sox 0.90
5 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 0.87
6 Mark Melancon Pirates 0.81
7 Craig Kimbrel Braves 0.79
8 Javier Lopez Giants 0.78
9 Jesse Crain White Sox 0.78
10 Drew Smyly Tigers 0.75
11 Will Smith Royals 0.71
12 Sergio Romo Giants 0.70
13 Jordan Walden Braves 0.70
14 Louis Coleman Royals 0.70
15 Chris Withrow Dodgers 0.69
16 Jason Grilli Pirates 0.67
17 Luke Hochevar Royals 0.67
18 Nick Vincent Padres 0.67
19 Edward Mujica Cardinals 0.66
20 Alex Torres Rays 0.65
21 Sam LeCure Reds 0.64
22 Joaquin Benoit Tigers 0.62
23 Sean Doolittle Athletics 0.59
24 Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 0.58
25 Tanner Roark Nationals 0.57
26 Jim Henderson Brewers 0.56
27 Brandon Kintzler Brewers 0.54
28 Brian Matusz Orioles 0.54
29 Paco Rodriguez Dodgers 0.54
30 Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.52
31 Jason Frasor Rangers 0.52
32 Glen Perkins Twins 0.52
33 Carlos Torres Mets 0.51
34 Juan Perez Blue Jays 0.50
35 Antonio Bastardo Phillies 0.50
36 Casey Fien Twins 0.48
37 Aroldis Chapman Reds 0.47
38 Dan Otero Athletics 0.47
39 Tommy Hunter Orioles 0.47
40 Shawn Kelley Yankees 0.47
41 Andrew Miller Red Sox 0.47
42 Joel Peralta Rays 0.46
43 Jake Diekman Phillies 0.45
44 Manny Parra Reds 0.45
45 Brett Cecil Blue Jays 0.45
46 Bobby Parnell Mets 0.44
47 Will Harris Diamondbacks 0.43
48 Randy Choate Cardinals 0.43
49 Seth Maness Cardinals 0.43
50 Matt Reynolds Diamondbacks 0.42
51 Vin Mazzaro Pirates 0.42
52 Junichi Tazawa Red Sox 0.41
53 Joe Thatcher – – – 0.41
54 Donovan Hand Brewers 0.41
55 Francisco Rodriguez – – – 0.40
56 Chad Qualls Marlins 0.40
57 Luis Avilan Braves 0.40
58 Jonathan Papelbon Phillies 0.40
59 Steve Delabar Blue Jays 0.39
60 Brad Ziegler Diamondbacks 0.38
61 Scott Downs – – – 0.37
62 Josh Outman Rockies 0.37
63 Addison Reed White Sox 0.36
64 Darren O’Day Orioles 0.36
65 David Carpenter Braves 0.36
66 Steve Cishek Marlins 0.35
67 Preston Claiborne Yankees 0.35
68 Tanner Scheppers Rangers 0.35
69 J.P. Howell Dodgers 0.35
70 Jean Machi Giants 0.34
71 Tony Watson Pirates 0.33
72 Ross Ohlendorf Nationals 0.33
73 Ernesto Frieri Angels 0.33
74 Robbie Ross Rangers 0.33
75 Santiago Casilla Giants 0.33
76 Ryan Cook Athletics 0.32
77 Jerome Williams Angels 0.31
78 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 0.31
79 Tyler Clippard Nationals 0.31
80 Casey Janssen Blue Jays 0.31
81 David Robertson Yankees 0.30
82 Craig Breslow Red Sox 0.29
83 Nate Jones White Sox 0.28
84 Tim Collins Royals 0.27
85 Danny Farquhar Mariners 0.27
86 Grant Balfour Athletics 0.27
87 Mariano Rivera Yankees 0.27
88 Cody Allen Indians 0.27
89 Joe Smith Indians 0.26
90 Carlos Villanueva Cubs 0.26
91 Jeanmar Gomez Pirates 0.26
92 Aaron Loup Blue Jays 0.26
93 Matt Belisle Rockies 0.25
94 Anthony Varvaro Braves 0.25
95 Neil Wagner Blue Jays 0.25
96 Boone Logan Yankees 0.23
97 Jared Burton Twins 0.22
98 Craig Stammen Nationals 0.22
99 Chad Gaudin Giants 0.22
100 Jamey Wright Rays 0.22
101 Luke Gregerson Padres 0.21
102 Charlie Furbush Mariners 0.21
103 Luis Ayala – – – 0.20
104 Brian Duensing Twins 0.20
105 Jose Veras – – – 0.19
106 Blake Parker Cubs 0.18
107 Rafael Betancourt Rockies 0.17
108 Carter Capps Mariners 0.17
109 Caleb Thielbar Twins 0.17
110 Luke Putkonen Tigers 0.17
111 Wilton Lopez Rockies 0.17
112 Alfredo Simon Reds 0.17
113 Dan Jennings Marlins 0.16
114 Oliver Perez Mariners 0.16
115 Fernando Rodney Rays 0.16
116 Rex Brothers Rockies 0.16
117 Mike Dunn Marlins 0.15
118 Tim Stauffer Padres 0.15
119 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks 0.15
120 Alfredo Figaro Brewers 0.14
121 Dale Thayer Padres 0.13
122 Anthony Swarzak Twins 0.13
123 Yoervis Medina Mariners 0.12
124 Scott Rice Mets 0.11
125 Jesse Chavez Athletics 0.11
126 Matt Lindstrom White Sox 0.11
127 Kevin Gregg Cubs 0.11
128 Bryan Shaw Indians 0.10
129 Rafael Soriano Nationals 0.10
130 J.J. Hoover Reds 0.10
131 Sandy Rosario Giants 0.09
132 Justin Wilson Pirates 0.08
133 Andrew Bailey Red Sox 0.08
134 Ross Wolf Rangers 0.07
135 Kelvin Herrera Royals 0.07
136 Bruce Rondon Tigers 0.07
137 J.C. Gutierrez – – – 0.07
138 Joe Nathan Rangers 0.07
139 Joe Kelly Cardinals 0.06
140 Adam Ottavino Rockies 0.06
141 James Russell Cubs 0.06
142 Ryan Webb Marlins 0.06
143 Heath Bell Diamondbacks 0.05
144 Michael Kohn Angels 0.05
145 Tyson Ross Padres 0.04
146 Jim Johnson Orioles 0.04
147 Matt Thornton – – – 0.04
148 Manuel Corpas Rockies 0.04
149 LaTroy Hawkins Mets 0.03
150 Darren Oliver Blue Jays 0.03
151 Fernando Abad Nationals 0.02
152 Matt Guerrier – – – 0.01
153 Josh Edgin Mets 0.00
154 Edgmer Escalona Rockies -0.01
155 Kevin Jepsen Angels -0.03
156 Joe Ortiz Rangers -0.03
157 Pat Neshek Athletics -0.03
158 Ryan Pressly Twins -0.03
159 Gonzalez Germen Mets -0.03
160 Dane de la Rosa Angels -0.04
161 Burke Badenhop Brewers -0.04
162 Ronald Belisario Dodgers -0.04
163 Chris Perez Indians -0.04
164 Rob Scahill Rockies -0.05
165 Tyler Thornburg Brewers -0.05
166 Tony Sipp Diamondbacks -0.05
167 Huston Street Padres -0.06
168 David Aardsma Mets -0.07
169 Jerry Blevins Athletics -0.09
170 Logan Ondrusek Reds -0.10
171 Darin Downs Tigers -0.11
172 Jared Hughes Pirates -0.12
173 Troy Patton Orioles -0.13
174 Phil Coke Tigers -0.14
175 Josh Fields Astros -0.14
176 Josh Roenicke Twins -0.14
177 Jake McGee Rays -0.14
178 Aaron Crow Royals -0.14
179 Fernando Salas Cardinals -0.16
180 Tom Wilhelmsen Mariners -0.16
181 Cesar Ramos Rays -0.17
182 Rich Hill Indians -0.17
183 Drew Storen Nationals -0.18
184 Wesley Wright – – – -0.18
185 Jose Mijares Giants -0.18
186 Raul Valdes Phillies -0.19
187 Cory Gearrin Braves -0.19
188 Matt Albers Indians -0.19
189 Ramon Troncoso White Sox -0.19
190 Jake Dunning Giants -0.20
191 Brad Brach Padres -0.20
192 Nick Hagadone Indians -0.21
193 Jonathan Broxton Reds -0.23
194 Bryan Morris Pirates -0.24
195 Mike Adams Phillies -0.26
196 Blake Beavan Mariners -0.26
197 Kyle Farnsworth – – – -0.26
198 A.J. Ramos Marlins -0.26
199 Evan Scribner Athletics -0.27
200 Lucas Luetge Mariners -0.27
201 Pedro Strop – – – -0.27
202 David Hernandez Diamondbacks -0.29
203 Vinnie Pestano Indians -0.30
204 Greg Burke Mets -0.30
205 Brad Lincoln Blue Jays -0.30
206 Garrett Richards Angels -0.30
207 George Kontos Giants -0.31
208 Justin De Fratus Phillies -0.31
209 Marc Rzepczynski – – – -0.32
210 Donnie Veal White Sox -0.32
211 Michael Bowden Cubs -0.33
212 Zach Duke – – – -0.33
213 Paul Clemens Astros -0.36
214 T.J. McFarland Orioles -0.36
215 Michael Gonzalez Brewers -0.37
216 Adam Warren Yankees -0.38
217 Clayton Mortensen Red Sox -0.41
218 Esmil Rogers Blue Jays -0.42
219 John Axford – – – -0.42
220 Al Alburquerque Tigers -0.43
221 Travis Blackley Astros -0.44
222 Alex Wilson Red Sox -0.45
223 Scott Atchison Mets -0.46
224 Joba Chamberlain Yankees -0.48
225 Brandon Lyon Mets -0.48
226 Brandon Maurer Mariners -0.51
227 Ryan Mattheus Nationals -0.53
228 Bruce Chen Royals -0.54
229 Carlos Marmol – – – -0.58
230 Jose Cisnero Astros -0.58
231 Jeremy Horst Phillies -0.59
232 Hector Ambriz Astros -0.62
233 Ian Krol Nationals -0.63
234 Dallas Keuchel Astros -0.63
235 Jeremy Affeldt Giants -0.64
236 Henry Rodriguez – – – -0.70
237 Michael Kirkman Rangers -0.74
238 Hector Rondon Cubs -0.74
239 Lucas Harrell Astros -0.80
240 Luis Garcia Phillies -0.87
241 Brandon League Dodgers -0.88
242 Anthony Bass Padres -0.88
243 Shawn Camp Cubs -1.03

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

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

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

SOEFA Sunday: Reliever Rankings Update (August 25, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

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 0.12 and the inherited runner threshold has been increased from 5 to 8. 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 Name Team SOEFA
1 Neal Cotts Rangers 0.99
2 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0.95
3 Greg Holland Royals 0.93
4 Drew Smyly Tigers 0.88
5 Koji Uehara Red Sox 0.85
6 Chris Withrow Dodgers 0.84
7 Mark Melancon Pirates 0.80
8 Jesse Crain White Sox 0.78
9 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 0.78
10 Nick Vincent Padres 0.78
11 Joaquin Benoit Tigers 0.77
12 Craig Kimbrel Braves 0.76
13 Javier Lopez Giants 0.72
14 Jason Grilli Pirates 0.71
15 Jim Henderson Brewers 0.71
16 Alex Torres Rays 0.70
17 Jordan Walden Braves 0.70
18 Edward Mujica Cardinals 0.69
19 Sergio Romo Giants 0.68
20 Sam LeCure Reds 0.63
21 Paco Rodriguez Dodgers 0.62
22 Louis Coleman Royals 0.61
23 Shawn Kelley Yankees 0.59
24 Manny Parra Reds 0.58
25 Casey Fien Twins 0.57
26 Gonzalez Germen Mets 0.57
27 Glen Perkins Twins 0.56
28 Brandon Kintzler Brewers 0.55
29 Sean Doolittle Athletics 0.55
30 Luke Hochevar Royals 0.54
31 Preston Claiborne Yankees 0.54
32 Brian Matusz Orioles 0.51
33 Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 0.51
34 Dan Otero Athletics 0.50
35 David Robertson Yankees 0.50
36 Juan Perez Blue Jays 0.50
37 Tommy Hunter Orioles 0.50
38 Will Harris Diamondbacks 0.50
39 Antonio Bastardo Phillies 0.49
40 Brett Cecil Blue Jays 0.48
41 Junichi Tazawa Red Sox 0.48
42 Matt Belisle Rockies 0.48
43 Andrew Miller Red Sox 0.47
44 Grant Balfour Athletics 0.47
45 Jason Frasor Rangers 0.47
46 Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.47
47 Randy Choate Cardinals 0.47
48 Seth Maness Cardinals 0.47
49 Carlos Torres Mets 0.45
50 Bobby Parnell Mets 0.44
51 J.P. Howell Dodgers 0.44
52 Caleb Thielbar Twins 0.43
53 Joel Peralta Rays 0.43
54 Joe Thatcher – – – 0.42
55 Matt Reynolds Diamondbacks 0.42
56 Addison Reed White Sox 0.41
57 Brad Ziegler Diamondbacks 0.41
58 Darren O’Day Orioles 0.41
59 Jonathan Papelbon Phillies 0.41
60 Aroldis Chapman Reds 0.40
61 Luis Avilan Braves 0.40
62 Robbie Ross Rangers 0.39
63 Tony Watson Pirates 0.39
64 Boone Logan Yankees 0.38
65 Casey Janssen Blue Jays 0.38
66 Jared Burton Twins 0.38
67 Ross Ohlendorf Nationals 0.38
68 Chad Qualls Marlins 0.36
69 Vin Mazzaro Pirates 0.36
70 Francisco Rodriguez – – – 0.35
71 Jake Diekman Phillies 0.35
72 Tyler Clippard Nationals 0.35
73 Donovan Hand Brewers 0.34
74 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 0.34
75 David Carpenter Braves 0.33
76 Scott Downs – – – 0.33
77 Josh Outman Rockies 0.32
78 Steve Cishek Marlins 0.32
79 Dale Thayer Padres 0.31
80 Alfredo Figaro Brewers 0.30
81 Cody Allen Indians 0.29
82 Neil Wagner Blue Jays 0.29
83 Ryan Cook Athletics 0.28
84 Steve Delabar Blue Jays 0.28
85 Bruce Rondon Tigers 0.27
86 Nate Jones White Sox 0.27
87 Craig Breslow Red Sox 0.26
88 Jean Machi Giants 0.26
89 Rex Brothers Rockies 0.25
90 Heath Bell Diamondbacks 0.24
91 Jerome Williams Angels 0.24
92 Tanner Scheppers Rangers 0.24
93 Danny Farquhar Mariners 0.23
94 Joe Smith Indians 0.23
95 Santiago Casilla Giants 0.23
96 Chad Gaudin Giants 0.22
97 Alfredo Simon Reds 0.21
98 Anthony Varvaro Braves 0.21
99 Jamey Wright Rays 0.21
100 Jose Veras – – – 0.20
101 Tim Collins Royals 0.20
102 Ernesto Frieri Angels 0.19
103 Wilton Lopez Rockies 0.19
104 Aaron Loup Blue Jays 0.17
105 J.J. Hoover Reds 0.17
106 Rafael Betancourt Rockies 0.17
107 Charlie Furbush Mariners 0.16
108 J.C. Gutierrez – – – 0.16
109 Jeanmar Gomez Pirates 0.16
110 Blake Parker Cubs 0.15
111 Craig Stammen Nationals 0.15
112 Justin Wilson Pirates 0.15
113 Matt Thornton – – – 0.15
114 Brian Duensing Twins 0.14
115 Carlos Villanueva Cubs 0.14
116 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks 0.14
117 Kevin Gregg Cubs 0.14
118 Fernando Rodney Rays 0.13
119 Jesse Chavez Athletics 0.13
120 Bryan Shaw Indians 0.12
121 Luke Gregerson Padres 0.12
122 Sandy Rosario Giants 0.12
123 Anthony Swarzak Twins 0.11
124 Luis Ayala – – – 0.11
125 Ross Wolf Rangers 0.10
126 Scott Rice Mets 0.10
127 Andrew Bailey Red Sox 0.09
128 LaTroy Hawkins Mets 0.09
129 Pat Neshek Athletics 0.09
130 Aaron Crow Royals 0.08
131 Cesar Ramos Rays 0.08
132 Mike Dunn Marlins 0.08
133 Oliver Perez Mariners 0.08
134 Mariano Rivera Yankees 0.07
135 Joe Kelly Cardinals 0.06
136 Matt Lindstrom White Sox 0.06
137 Yoervis Medina Mariners 0.05
138 Joe Nathan Rangers 0.04
139 Ryan Webb Marlins 0.04
140 Tim Stauffer Padres 0.04
141 Tyson Ross Padres 0.04
142 Michael Kohn Angels 0.03
143 Rafael Soriano Nationals 0.03
144 Carter Capps Mariners 0.02
145 Dan Jennings Marlins 0.02
146 Burke Badenhop Brewers 0.01
147 Matt Guerrier – – – 0.01
148 Adam Ottavino Rockies 0.00
149 Ryan Pressly Twins 0.00
150 Chris Perez Indians -0.01
151 Dane de la Rosa Angels -0.01
152 Fernando Abad Nationals -0.01
153 Josh Edgin Mets -0.01
154 David Aardsma Mets -0.02
155 Edgmer Escalona Rockies -0.02
156 Jake McGee Rays -0.02
157 Jerry Blevins Athletics -0.02
158 Troy Patton Orioles -0.02
159 Adam Warren Yankees -0.03
160 Kevin Jepsen Angels -0.03
161 Ronald Belisario Dodgers -0.03
162 Bryan Morris Pirates -0.04
163 James Russell Cubs -0.04
164 Jim Johnson Orioles -0.04
165 Joe Ortiz Rangers -0.05
166 Darren Oliver Blue Jays -0.06
167 Logan Ondrusek Reds -0.08
168 Brad Brach Padres -0.10
169 Huston Street Padres -0.10
170 Manuel Corpas Rockies -0.10
171 Tony Sipp Diamondbacks -0.10
172 Jared Hughes Pirates -0.11
173 Rob Scahill Rockies -0.11
174 Darin Downs Tigers -0.12
175 Esmil Rogers Blue Jays -0.12
176 Tyler Thornburg Brewers -0.12
177 Rich Hill Indians -0.13
178 Phil Coke Tigers -0.16
179 Tom Wilhelmsen Mariners -0.16
180 Luke Putkonen Tigers -0.17
181 Josh Roenicke Twins -0.18
182 Cory Gearrin Braves -0.19
183 Raul Valdes Phillies -0.19
184 Al Alburquerque Tigers -0.20
185 Jose Mijares Giants -0.20
186 Kelvin Herrera Royals -0.20
187 Ramon Troncoso White Sox -0.20
188 Justin De Fratus Phillies -0.21
189 Nick Hagadone Indians -0.21
190 Jonathan Broxton Reds -0.23
191 Scott Atchison Mets -0.24
192 Joba Chamberlain Yankees -0.25
193 Mike Adams Phillies -0.26
194 Drew Storen Nationals -0.27
195 Matt Albers Indians -0.27
196 Vinnie Pestano Indians -0.27
197 A.J. Ramos Marlins -0.28
198 Blake Beavan Mariners -0.28
199 Wesley Wright – – – -0.28
200 Michael Bowden Cubs -0.29
201 Brad Lincoln Blue Jays -0.30
202 Greg Burke Mets -0.30
203 Garrett Richards Angels -0.31
204 Josh Fields Astros -0.31
205 Pedro Strop – – – -0.31
206 Fernando Salas Cardinals -0.33
207 David Hernandez Diamondbacks -0.35
208 George Kontos Giants -0.36
209 Paul Clemens Astros -0.37
210 Kyle Farnsworth Rays -0.39
211 Michael Gonzalez Brewers -0.40
212 T.J. McFarland Orioles -0.40
213 Clayton Mortensen Red Sox -0.41
214 Donnie Veal White Sox -0.41
215 John Axford Brewers -0.42
216 Alex Wilson Red Sox -0.44
217 Travis Blackley Astros -0.45
218 Brandon Lyon Mets -0.48
219 Ian Krol Nationals -0.50
220 Ryan Mattheus Nationals -0.51
221 Bruce Chen Royals -0.54
222 Jose Cisnero Astros -0.58
223 Carlos Marmol – – – -0.59
224 Lucas Luetge Mariners -0.59
225 Jeremy Horst Phillies -0.60
226 Hector Ambriz Astros -0.62
227 Dallas Keuchel Astros -0.63
228 Jeremy Affeldt Giants -0.65
229 Henry Rodriguez – – – -0.71
230 Michael Kirkman Rangers -0.74
231 Hector Rondon Cubs -0.78
232 Brandon League Dodgers -0.88
233 Anthony Bass Padres -0.92
234 Shawn Camp Cubs -1.04

SOEFA Sunday: Reliever Rankings Update (August 18, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

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. 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 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0.94
2 Neal Cotts Rangers 0.93
3 Greg Holland Royals 0.92
4 Drew Smyly Tigers 0.92
5 Chris Withrow Dodgers 0.90
6 Carlos Torres Mets 0.87
7 Nick Vincent Padres 0.86
8 Joaquin Benoit Tigers 0.81
9 Mark Melancon Pirates 0.80
10 Jesse Crain White Sox 0.78
11 Koji Uehara Red Sox 0.77
12 Alex Torres Rays 0.74
13 Craig Kimbrel Braves 0.72
14 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 0.72
15 Jason Grilli Pirates 0.71
16 Jim Henderson Brewers 0.70
17 Edward Mujica Cardinals 0.68
18 Javier Lopez Giants 0.68
19 Shawn Kelley Yankees 0.67
20 Sergio Romo Giants 0.66
21 Sam LeCure Reds 0.65
22 Sean Doolittle Athletics 0.63
23 Jordan Walden Braves 0.63
24 Manny Parra Reds 0.62
25 Brandon Kintzler Brewers 0.62
26 Jose Veras – – – 0.59
27 Matt Belisle Rockies 0.58
28 Paco Rodriguez Dodgers 0.57
29 Glen Perkins Twins 0.57
30 Casey Fien Twins 0.55
31 Randy Choate Cardinals 0.54
32 Casey Janssen Blue Jays 0.54
33 Andrew Bailey Red Sox 0.52
34 Preston Claiborne Yankees 0.52
35 Luke Hochevar Royals 0.51
36 Joe Thatcher – – – 0.51
37 Dan Otero Athletics 0.51
38 Brian Matusz Orioles 0.51
39 Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 0.50
40 Caleb Thielbar Twins 0.50
41 Juan Perez Blue Jays 0.50
42 Antonio Bastardo Phillies 0.49
43 Seth Maness Cardinals 0.49
44 J.P. Howell Dodgers 0.47
45 Andrew Miller Red Sox 0.47
46 David Carpenter Braves 0.46
47 Ryan Cook Athletics 0.46
48 David Robertson Yankees 0.45
49 Junichi Tazawa Red Sox 0.45
50 Tommy Hunter Orioles 0.45
51 Scott Downs – – – 0.45
52 Bobby Parnell Mets 0.44
53 Brad Ziegler Diamondbacks 0.44
54 Joel Peralta Rays 0.44
55 Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.43
56 Neil Wagner Blue Jays 0.43
57 Robbie Ross Rangers 0.42
58 Matt Reynolds Diamondbacks 0.42
59 Darren O’Day Orioles 0.42
60 Brett Cecil Blue Jays 0.40
61 Luis Avilan Braves 0.40
62 Chad Gaudin Giants 0.40
63 Aroldis Chapman Reds 0.39
64 Will Harris Diamondbacks 0.39
65 Addison Reed White Sox 0.39
66 Dale Thayer Padres 0.39
67 Jason Frasor Rangers 0.39
68 Jared Burton Twins 0.37
69 Vin Mazzaro Pirates 0.37
70 Josh Outman Rockies 0.36
71 J.J. Hoover Reds 0.35
72 Boone Logan Yankees 0.34
73 Jonathan Papelbon Phillies 0.34
74 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 0.34
75 Tanner Scheppers Rangers 0.32
76 Chad Qualls Marlins 0.32
77 Francisco Rodriguez – – – 0.31
78 Craig Breslow Red Sox 0.31
79 Rafael Betancourt Rockies 0.31
80 Tyler Clippard Nationals 0.30
81 Alfredo Figaro Brewers 0.30
82 Steve Cishek Marlins 0.30
83 Cody Allen Indians 0.30
84 Heath Bell Diamondbacks 0.29
85 Steve Delabar Blue Jays 0.28
86 Alfredo Simon Reds 0.28
87 Kevin Gregg Cubs 0.27
88 Tony Watson Pirates 0.27
89 James Russell Cubs 0.25
90 Jerome Williams Angels 0.24
91 Nate Jones White Sox 0.22
92 Tim Collins Royals 0.22
93 Anthony Varvaro Braves 0.21
94 Jamey Wright Rays 0.20
95 Joe Smith Indians 0.17
96 Santiago Casilla Giants 0.17
97 Ernesto Frieri Angels 0.16
98 Aaron Loup Blue Jays 0.16
99 Fernando Abad Nationals 0.16
100 J.C. Gutierrez – – – 0.16
101 Jake Diekman Phillies 0.15
102 Matt Thornton – – – 0.15
103 Danny Farquhar Mariners 0.14
104 Jim Johnson Orioles 0.14
105 Jean Machi Giants 0.13
106 Craig Stammen Nationals 0.12
107 Charlie Furbush Mariners 0.12
108 Justin Wilson Pirates 0.12
109 Ross Wolf Rangers 0.11
110 Rex Brothers Rockies 0.11
111 Jeanmar Gomez Pirates 0.11
112 Luke Gregerson Padres 0.10
113 Mike Dunn Marlins 0.10
114 Sandy Rosario Giants 0.10
115 Pat Neshek Athletics 0.09
116 Anthony Swarzak Twins 0.09
117 Wilton Lopez Rockies 0.09
118 Yoervis Medina Mariners 0.08
119 Brad Lincoln Blue Jays 0.08
120 Jesse Chavez Athletics 0.08
121 Bruce Rondon Tigers 0.07
122 Aaron Crow Royals 0.07
123 Kevin Jepsen Angels 0.07
124 Bryan Shaw Indians 0.06
125 LaTroy Hawkins Mets 0.06
126 Fernando Rodney Rays 0.06
127 Luis Ayala – – – 0.06
128 Joe Kelly Cardinals 0.06
129 Dan Jennings Marlins 0.05
130 Scott Rice Mets 0.05
131 Oliver Perez Mariners 0.05
132 Cesar Ramos Rays 0.05
133 Burke Badenhop Brewers 0.04
134 Tyson Ross Padres 0.04
135 Darren Oliver Blue Jays 0.04
136 Rafael Soriano Nationals 0.04
137 Joe Nathan Rangers 0.04
138 Jared Hughes Pirates 0.03
139 Edgmer Escalona Rockies 0.03
140 Brian Duensing Twins 0.02
141 Ryan Webb Marlins 0.02
142 Jose Mijares Giants 0.01
143 Troy Patton Orioles 0.01
144 Matt Guerrier – – – 0.00
145 Carter Capps Mariners 0.00
146 Dane de la Rosa Angels 0.00
147 Josh Edgin Mets -0.01
148 Kelvin Herrera Royals -0.01
149 Ryan Pressly Twins -0.02
150 Jerry Blevins Athletics -0.02
151 Adam Ottavino Rockies -0.02
152 Chris Perez Indians -0.03
153 Blake Parker Cubs -0.04
154 Michael Kohn Angels -0.04
155 Joe Ortiz Rangers -0.04
156 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks -0.05
157 Mariano Rivera Yankees -0.05
158 Josh Roenicke Twins -0.05
159 Matt Lindstrom White Sox -0.05
160 Ronald Belisario Dodgers -0.06
161 David Aardsma Mets -0.07
162 Phil Coke Tigers -0.08
163 Bryan Morris Pirates -0.09
164 Greg Burke Mets -0.09
165 Brad Brach Padres -0.10
166 Tony Sipp Diamondbacks -0.10
167 Darin Downs Tigers -0.12
168 Logan Ondrusek Reds -0.12
169 Jake McGee Rays -0.13
170 Rich Hill Indians -0.14
171 Ross Ohlendorf Nationals -0.14
172 Wesley Wright – – – -0.16
173 Luke Putkonen Tigers -0.17
174 Huston Street Padres -0.18
175 Tim Stauffer Padres -0.18
176 Ramon Troncoso White Sox -0.19
177 Cory Gearrin Braves -0.19
178 Nick Hagadone Indians -0.21
179 A.J. Ramos Marlins -0.23
180 Raul Valdes Phillies -0.23
181 Manuel Corpas Rockies -0.25
182 Jonathan Broxton Reds -0.25
183 Drew Storen Nationals -0.26
184 Matt Albers Indians -0.27
185 Vinnie Pestano Indians -0.27
186 Blake Beavan Mariners -0.28
187 Joba Chamberlain Yankees -0.29
188 Al Alburquerque Tigers -0.29
189 Tom Wilhelmsen Mariners -0.30
190 Garrett Richards Angels -0.30
191 Justin De Fratus Phillies -0.31
192 Scott Atchison Mets -0.31
193 John Axford Brewers -0.32
194 Fernando Salas Cardinals -0.33
195 Pedro Strop – – – -0.34
196 Grant Balfour Athletics -0.34
197 David Hernandez Diamondbacks -0.35
198 Paul Clemens Astros -0.36
199 George Kontos Giants -0.36
200 Michael Gonzalez Brewers -0.37
201 Michael Bowden Cubs -0.37
202 Kyle Farnsworth Rays -0.39
203 Mike Adams Phillies -0.40
204 T.J. McFarland Orioles -0.41
205 Clayton Mortensen Red Sox -0.41
206 Travis Blackley Astros -0.44
207 Ian Krol Nationals -0.44
208 Alex Wilson Red Sox -0.45
209 Josh Fields Astros -0.46
210 Dallas Keuchel Astros -0.48
211 Brandon Lyon Mets -0.49
212 Esmil Rogers Blue Jays -0.50
213 Ryan Mattheus Nationals -0.51
214 Bruce Chen Royals -0.54
215 Adam Warren Yankees -0.55
216 Jose Cisnero Astros -0.57
217 Jeremy Horst Phillies -0.60
218 Hector Ambriz Astros -0.62
219 Jeremy Affeldt Giants -0.65
220 Carlos Marmol – – – -0.66
221 Lucas Luetge Mariners -0.71
222 Henry Rodriguez – – – -0.71
223 Michael Kirkman Rangers -0.73
224 Hector Rondon Cubs -0.78
225 Brandon League Dodgers -0.84
226 Anthony Bass Padres -0.91
227 Shawn Camp Cubs -1.05

SOEFA Sunday: Reliever Rankings Update (August 11, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

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. 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 Carlos Torres Mets 1.14
2 Neal Cotts Rangers 0.99
3 Drew Smyly Tigers 0.97
4 Alex Torres Rays 0.95
5 Greg Holland Royals 0.91
6 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0.90
7 Joaquin Benoit Tigers 0.82
8 Mark Melancon Pirates 0.81
9 Nick Vincent Padres 0.79
10 Casey Fien Twins 0.78
11 Jesse Crain White Sox 0.78
12 Koji Uehara Red Sox 0.76
13 Jordan Walden Braves 0.72
14 Craig Kimbrel Braves 0.71
15 Jose Veras – – – 0.71
16 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 0.71
17 Jason Grilli Pirates 0.71
18 Edward Mujica Cardinals 0.68
19 Joe Thatcher – – – 0.67
20 Sean Doolittle Athletics 0.67
21 Casey Janssen Blue Jays 0.66
22 David Robertson Yankees 0.65
23 Javier Lopez Giants 0.64
24 Will Harris Diamondbacks 0.64
25 Sergio Romo Giants 0.63
26 Shawn Kelley Yankees 0.62
27 Glen Perkins Twins 0.59
28 Sam LeCure Reds 0.58
29 Jim Henderson Brewers 0.56
30 Brandon Kintzler Brewers 0.56
31 Manny Parra Reds 0.54
32 Brian Matusz Orioles 0.54
33 Dan Otero Athletics 0.52
34 Andrew Bailey Red Sox 0.52
35 Matt Belisle Rockies 0.52
36 Luke Hochevar Royals 0.51
37 Darren O’Day Orioles 0.51
38 Juan Perez Blue Jays 0.51
39 Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 0.50
40 Boone Logan Yankees 0.50
41 Paco Rodriguez Dodgers 0.49
42 Preston Claiborne Yankees 0.49
43 Antonio Bastardo Phillies 0.49
44 Seth Maness Cardinals 0.49
45 Junichi Tazawa Red Sox 0.48
46 Tommy Hunter Orioles 0.48
47 Brett Cecil Blue Jays 0.47
48 David Carpenter Braves 0.47
49 Andrew Miller Red Sox 0.47
50 Ryan Cook Athletics 0.45
51 Brad Ziegler Diamondbacks 0.44
52 Bobby Parnell Mets 0.44
53 Joel Peralta Rays 0.44
54 J.P. Howell Dodgers 0.44
55 Matt Reynolds Diamondbacks 0.42
56 Scott Downs – – – 0.41
57 Chad Gaudin Giants 0.41
58 Robbie Ross Rangers 0.41
59 Randy Choate Cardinals 0.40
60 Caleb Thielbar Twins 0.39
61 Luis Avilan Braves 0.38
62 Jason Frasor Rangers 0.38
63 Aroldis Chapman Reds 0.36
64 Vin Mazzaro Pirates 0.36
65 Addison Reed White Sox 0.36
66 Dale Thayer Padres 0.35
67 Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.35
68 Jonathan Papelbon Phillies 0.34
69 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 0.34
70 Sandy Rosario Giants 0.34
71 Josh Outman Rockies 0.32
72 Oliver Perez Mariners 0.32
73 Tanner Scheppers Rangers 0.32
74 Fernando Abad Nationals 0.32
75 Jared Burton Twins 0.31
76 Nate Jones White Sox 0.31
77 Chad Qualls Marlins 0.31
78 Dan Jennings Marlins 0.30
79 Alfredo Figaro Brewers 0.30
80 Francisco Rodriguez – – – 0.30
81 J.C. Gutierrez – – – 0.30
82 Tyler Clippard Nationals 0.29
83 Alfredo Simon Reds 0.29
84 Steve Delabar Blue Jays 0.28
85 Steve Cishek Marlins 0.27
86 Heath Bell Diamondbacks 0.27
87 Tony Watson Pirates 0.26
88 Rafael Betancourt Rockies 0.25
89 Santiago Casilla Giants 0.25
90 Jerome Williams Angels 0.25
91 J.J. Hoover Reds 0.24
92 Rafael Soriano Nationals 0.24
93 Kevin Gregg Cubs 0.24
94 Neil Wagner Blue Jays 0.24
95 Craig Breslow Red Sox 0.23
96 Cody Allen Indians 0.22
97 Jim Johnson Orioles 0.21
98 Jose Mijares Giants 0.20
99 Tim Collins Royals 0.20
100 Luke Gregerson Padres 0.19
101 James Russell Cubs 0.19
102 Aaron Loup Blue Jays 0.18
103 Pat Neshek Athletics 0.16
104 Aaron Crow Royals 0.15
105 Matt Thornton – – – 0.15
106 Jamey Wright Rays 0.15
107 Michael Kohn Angels 0.15
108 Danny Farquhar Mariners 0.15
109 David Aardsma Mets 0.14
110 Jean Machi Giants 0.14
111 Rex Brothers Rockies 0.13
112 Kevin Jepsen Angels 0.12
113 Jeanmar Gomez Pirates 0.12
114 Anthony Varvaro Braves 0.12
115 Mike Dunn Marlins 0.12
116 Bryan Morris Pirates 0.11
117 LaTroy Hawkins Mets 0.11
118 Darren Oliver Blue Jays 0.10
119 Justin Wilson Pirates 0.10
120 Ross Wolf Rangers 0.10
121 Charlie Furbush Mariners 0.10
122 Yoervis Medina Mariners 0.08
123 Anthony Swarzak Twins 0.08
124 Joe Smith Indians 0.08
125 Mariano Rivera Yankees 0.07
126 Ernesto Frieri Angels 0.06
127 Adam Ottavino Rockies 0.06
128 Joe Kelly Cardinals 0.06
129 Wilton Lopez Rockies 0.05
130 Craig Stammen Nationals 0.04
131 Tyson Ross Padres 0.04
132 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks 0.04
133 Burke Badenhop Brewers 0.04
134 Bryan Shaw Indians 0.04
135 A.J. Ramos Marlins 0.04
136 Jesse Chavez Athletics 0.04
137 Carter Capps Mariners 0.02
138 Fernando Rodney Rays 0.02
139 Joe Nathan Rangers 0.01
140 Dane de la Rosa Angels 0.01
141 Matt Guerrier – – – 0.00
142 Scott Rice Mets 0.00
143 Cesar Ramos Rays 0.00
144 Ryan Webb Marlins 0.00
145 Josh Edgin Mets -0.01
146 Jared Hughes Pirates -0.02
147 Ryan Pressly Twins -0.03
148 Joe Ortiz Rangers -0.04
149 Brian Duensing Twins -0.06
150 Troy Patton Orioles -0.06
151 Edgmer Escalona Rockies -0.06
152 Blake Parker Cubs -0.06
153 Matt Lindstrom White Sox -0.06
154 Chris Perez Indians -0.07
155 Jerry Blevins Athletics -0.07
156 Rich Hill Indians -0.08
157 Greg Burke Mets -0.09
158 Jake Diekman Phillies -0.09
159 Brad Lincoln Blue Jays -0.09
160 Brad Brach Padres -0.10
161 Tony Sipp Diamondbacks -0.10
162 Darin Downs Tigers -0.11
163 Josh Roenicke Twins -0.12
164 Logan Ondrusek Reds -0.13
165 Ross Ohlendorf Nationals -0.14
166 Phil Coke Tigers -0.15
167 Luke Putkonen Tigers -0.17
168 Tim Stauffer Padres -0.18
169 Jake McGee Rays -0.18
170 Wesley Wright Astros -0.19
171 Cory Gearrin Braves -0.19
172 Ronald Belisario Dodgers -0.20
173 Nick Hagadone Indians -0.21
174 Jonathan Broxton Reds -0.21
175 Ian Krol Nationals -0.21
176 Ramon Troncoso White Sox -0.21
177 Huston Street Padres -0.22
178 Manuel Corpas Rockies -0.24
179 Ryan Mattheus Nationals -0.25
180 Kelvin Herrera Royals -0.25
181 Vinnie Pestano Indians -0.26
182 Blake Beavan Mariners -0.27
183 Grant Balfour Athletics -0.27
184 Tom Wilhelmsen Mariners -0.29
185 Michael Gonzalez Brewers -0.29
186 John Axford Brewers -0.30
187 Raul Valdes Phillies -0.30
188 Garrett Richards Angels -0.30
189 Fernando Salas Cardinals -0.33
190 Scott Atchison Mets -0.34
191 T.J. McFarland Orioles -0.35
192 David Hernandez Diamondbacks -0.35
193 Pedro Strop – – – -0.36
194 Drew Storen Nationals -0.36
195 Paul Clemens Astros -0.36
196 George Kontos Giants -0.36
197 Michael Bowden Cubs -0.37
198 Kyle Farnsworth Rays -0.38
199 Matt Albers Indians -0.38
200 Joba Chamberlain Yankees -0.38
201 Al Alburquerque Tigers -0.39
202 Mike Adams Phillies -0.40
203 Clayton Mortensen Red Sox -0.41
204 Justin De Fratus Phillies -0.43
205 Travis Blackley Astros -0.44
206 Alex Wilson Red Sox -0.45
207 Dallas Keuchel Astros -0.48
208 Brandon Lyon Mets -0.49
209 Esmil Rogers Blue Jays -0.49
210 Bruce Chen Royals -0.54
211 Jose Cisnero Astros -0.57
212 Jeremy Horst Phillies -0.60
213 Hector Ambriz Astros -0.62
214 Jeremy Affeldt Giants -0.65
215 Josh Fields Astros -0.66
216 Lucas Luetge Mariners -0.66
217 Adam Warren Yankees -0.68
218 Henry Rodriguez – – – -0.71
219 Michael Kirkman Rangers -0.73
220 Carlos Marmol – – – -0.81
221 Hector Rondon Cubs -0.82
222 Brandon League Dodgers -0.88
223 Anthony Bass Padres -0.91
224 Shawn Camp Cubs -1.04

SOEFA Sunday: Reliever Rankings Update (August 4, 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, so the average score on this list is 0.13. 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 Alex Torres Rays 1.06
2 Drew Smyly Tigers 1.00
3 Neal Cotts Rangers 0.99
4 Greg Holland Royals 0.87
5 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0.86
6 Sergio Romo Giants 0.84
7 Joaquin Benoit Tigers 0.82
8 Javier Lopez Giants 0.80
9 Juan Perez Blue Jays 0.79
10 Mark Melancon Pirates 0.79
11 Jesse Crain White Sox 0.78
12 Casey Fien Twins 0.77
13 Carlos Torres Mets 0.76
14 Joe Thatcher – – – 0.73
15 Koji Uehara Red Sox 0.73
16 Jordan Walden Braves 0.72
17 Preston Claiborne Yankees 0.72
18 Jason Grilli Pirates 0.71
19 Nick Vincent Padres 0.71
20 Will Harris Diamondbacks 0.71
21 Casey Janssen Blue Jays 0.70
22 Craig Kimbrel Braves 0.70
23 Fernando Abad Nationals 0.69
24 Sean Doolittle Athletics 0.69
25 Jose Veras – – – 0.68
26 Edward Mujica Cardinals 0.67
27 Sam LeCure Reds 0.67
28 Shawn Kelley Yankees 0.66
29 David Robertson Yankees 0.64
30 Glen Perkins Twins 0.63
31 Brandon Kintzler Brewers 0.59
32 Manny Parra Reds 0.59
33 Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 0.53
34 Andrew Bailey Red Sox 0.52
35 Brian Matusz Orioles 0.52
36 Joel Peralta Rays 0.51
37 Ryan Cook Athletics 0.50
38 Antonio Bastardo Phillies 0.49
39 Luke Hochevar Royals 0.49
40 Matt Belisle Rockies 0.49
41 Andrew Miller Red Sox 0.47
42 Jason Frasor Rangers 0.46
43 Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.46
44 Juan Gutierrez – – – 0.46
45 Boone Logan Yankees 0.45
46 Tommy Hunter Orioles 0.45
47 Bobby Parnell Mets 0.44
48 Paco Rodriguez Dodgers 0.44
49 Brett Cecil Blue Jays 0.43
50 Chad Qualls Marlins 0.43
51 Darren O’Day Orioles 0.43
52 Junichi Tazawa Red Sox 0.43
53 Jim Henderson Brewers 0.42
54 Matt Reynolds Diamondbacks 0.42
55 Robbie Ross Rangers 0.42
56 Seth Maness Cardinals 0.42
57 Brad Ziegler Diamondbacks 0.41
58 Chad Gaudin Giants 0.41
59 Dale Thayer Padres 0.41
60 Vin Mazzaro Pirates 0.40
61 Luis Avilan Braves 0.39
62 Randy Choate Cardinals 0.39
63 J.P. Howell Dodgers 0.38
64 Neil Wagner Blue Jays 0.38
65 Tyler Clippard Nationals 0.38
66 Aroldis Chapman Reds 0.37
67 Sandy Rosario Giants 0.37
68 Scott Downs – – – 0.37
69 Jonathan Papelbon Phillies 0.36
70 Pat Neshek Athletics 0.36
71 David Carpenter Braves 0.35
72 Aaron Loup Blue Jays 0.34
73 Addison Reed White Sox 0.34
74 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 0.34
75 Nate Jones White Sox 0.33
76 Santiago Casilla Giants 0.33
77 Tanner Scheppers Rangers 0.33
78 Alfredo Figaro Brewers 0.31
79 Oliver Perez Mariners 0.30
80 Cody Allen Indians 0.29
81 Josh Outman Rockies 0.29
82 Jared Burton Twins 0.28
83 Steve Delabar Blue Jays 0.28
84 Tony Watson Pirates 0.28
85 Alfredo Simon Reds 0.27
86 Kevin Gregg Cubs 0.27
87 Dan Jennings Marlins 0.25
88 Fernando Rodney Rays 0.25
89 Heath Bell Diamondbacks 0.25
90 Luke Gregerson Padres 0.25
91 Rafael Betancourt Rockies 0.25
92 Jerome Williams Angels 0.24
93 Steve Cishek Marlins 0.24
94 Michael Kohn Angels 0.23
95 Caleb Thielbar Twins 0.22
96 Jim Johnson Orioles 0.22
97 Rafael Soriano Nationals 0.22
98 Francisco Rodriguez – – – 0.21
99 Jamey Wright Rays 0.21
100 J.J. Hoover Reds 0.20
101 Tim Collins Royals 0.20
102 Craig Breslow Red Sox 0.19
103 Ernesto Frieri Angels 0.19
104 Jose Mijares Giants 0.19
105 Mariano Rivera Yankees 0.18
106 Anthony Swarzak Twins 0.16
107 Aaron Crow Royals 0.15
108 Matt Thornton – – – 0.15
109 Rex Brothers Rockies 0.15
110 Justin Wilson Pirates 0.14
111 Jean Machi Giants 0.13
112 Anthony Varvaro Braves 0.12
113 David Aardsma Mets 0.12
114 James Russell Cubs 0.11
115 Logan Ondrusek Reds 0.11
116 Manuel Corpas Rockies 0.11
117 Matt Guerrier – – – 0.09
118 Bryan Morris Pirates 0.08
119 Chris Perez Indians 0.08
120 Dane de la Rosa Angels 0.07
121 Danny Farquhar Mariners 0.07
122 Ryan Pressly Twins 0.07
123 Joe Kelly Cardinals 0.06
124 Joe Nathan Rangers 0.06
125 Kevin Jepsen Angels 0.06
126 Mike Dunn Marlins 0.06
127 Ross Wolf Rangers 0.06
128 LaTroy Hawkins Mets 0.05
129 Tyson Ross Padres 0.04
130 Burke Badenhop Brewers 0.03
131 Wilton Lopez Rockies 0.03
132 Adam Ottavino Rockies 0.02
133 Bryan Shaw Indians 0.02
134 Charlie Furbush Mariners 0.02
135 Jeanmar Gomez Pirates 0.02
136 Craig Stammen Nationals 0.01
137 Joe Smith Indians 0.01
138 A.J. Ramos Marlins 0.00
139 Cesar Ramos Rays 0.00
140 Josh Edgin Mets 0.00
141 Yoervis Medina Mariners 0.00
142 Ryan Webb Marlins -0.02
143 Scott Rice Mets -0.02
144 Jesse Chavez Athletics -0.03
145 Joe Ortiz Rangers -0.04
146 Brad Lincoln Blue Jays -0.05
147 Darren Oliver Blue Jays -0.05
148 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks -0.05
149 Edgmer Escalona Rockies -0.06
150 Matt Lindstrom White Sox -0.06
151 Carter Capps Mariners -0.07
152 Greg Burke Mets -0.09
153 Troy Patton Orioles -0.09
154 Brad Brach Padres -0.1
155 Tony Sipp Diamondbacks -0.1
156 Darin Downs Tigers -0.11
157 Jake McGee Rays -0.11
158 Tim Stauffer Padres -0.11
159 Blake Parker Cubs -0.12
160 Rich Hill Indians -0.12
161 Ross Ohlendorf Nationals -0.14
162 Wesley Wright Astros -0.15
163 Luke Putkonen Tigers -0.17
164 Brian Duensing Twins -0.18
165 Josh Roenicke Twins -0.18
166 Michael Bowden Cubs -0.18
167 Cory Gearrin Braves -0.19
168 Phil Coke Tigers -0.19
169 Jerry Blevins Athletics -0.21
170 Joba Chamberlain Yankees -0.21
171 Nick Hagadone Indians -0.21
172 Ronald Belisario Dodgers -0.23
173 John Axford Brewers -0.24
174 Scott Atchison Mets -0.25
175 Jonathan Broxton Reds -0.26
176 Michael Gonzalez Brewers -0.27
177 Vinnie Pestano Indians -0.27
178 Blake Beavan Mariners -0.28
179 Kelvin Herrera Royals -0.28
180 Jose Cisnero Astros -0.29
181 David Hernandez Diamondbacks -0.30
182 Grant Balfour Athletics -0.30
183 Tom Wilhelmsen Mariners -0.30
184 Garrett Richards Angels -0.31
185 Fernando Salas Cardinals -0.33
186 Huston Street Padres -0.33
187 T.J. McFarland Orioles -0.35
188 Drew Storen Nationals -0.36
189 George Kontos Giants -0.36
190 Kyle Farnsworth Rays -0.36
191 Paul Clemens Astros -0.37
192 Justin De Fratus Phillies -0.38
193 Mike Adams Phillies -0.40
194 Clayton Mortensen Red Sox -0.41
195 Dallas Keuchel Astros -0.41
196 Raul Valdes Phillies -0.41
197 Travis Blackley Astros -0.43
198 Alex Wilson Red Sox -0.44
199 Pedro Strop – – – -0.44
200 Al Alburquerque Tigers -0.45
201 Matt Albers Indians -0.46
202 Brandon Lyon Mets -0.48
203 Esmil Rogers Blue Jays -0.50
204 Bruce Chen Royals -0.54
205 Jeremy Horst Phillies -0.59
206 Hector Ambriz Astros -0.63
207 Jeremy Affeldt Giants -0.64
208 Henry Rodriguez – – – -0.70
209 Adam Warren Yankees -0.72
210 Michael Kirkman Rangers -0.73
211 Brandon League Dodgers -0.76
212 Carlos Marmol – – – -0.86
213 Anthony Bass Padres -0.91
214 Hector Rondon Cubs -1.02
215 Shawn Camp Cubs -1.03

SOEFA Sunday: Reliever Rankings Update (July 28, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

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 strand rate, expected OBP against, ERA-, and FIP- into a deviation from league average. Zero is average, and will generally range between -2.5 to 2.5. This includes all pitchers who have thrown at least 20 IP in relief. 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 Alex Torres Rays 1.02
2 Neal Cotts Rangers 1.00
3 Drew Smyly Tigers 0.99
4 Sergio Romo Giants 0.86
5 Joaquin Benoit Tigers 0.84
6 Greg Holland Royals 0.84
7 Will Harris Diamondbacks 0.83
8 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0.79
9 Mark Melancon Pirates 0.79
10 Javier Lopez Giants 0.79
11 Jesse Crain White Sox 0.78
12 Juan Perez Blue Jays 0.77
13 Casey Fien Twins 0.77
14 Jordan Walden Braves 0.74
15 Joe Thatcher Padres 0.73
16 Sam LeCure Reds 0.72
17 Koji Uehara Red Sox 0.72
18 Jason Grilli Pirates 0.71
19 Shawn Kelley Yankees 0.68
20 Preston Claiborne Yankees 0.67
21 Casey Janssen Blue Jays 0.67
22 Edward Mujica Cardinals 0.66
23 Craig Kimbrel Braves 0.65
24 Glen Perkins Twins 0.63
25 Sean Doolittle Athletics 0.62
26 Manny Parra Reds 0.59
27 Paco Rodriguez Dodgers 0.57
28 Brandon Kintzler Brewers 0.55
29 Oliver Perez Mariners 0.55
30 Robbie Ross Rangers 0.55
31 Seth Maness Cardinals 0.55
32 Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 0.54
33 Andrew Bailey Red Sox 0.52
34 David Aardsma Mets 0.52
35 Chad Qualls Marlins 0.51
36 Edgmer Escalona Rockies 0.51
37 Matt Belisle Rockies 0.50
38 Brian Matusz Orioles 0.49
39 Brett Cecil Blue Jays 0.49
40 Joel Peralta Rays 0.49
41 Fernando Abad Nationals 0.49
42 Antonio Bastardo Phillies 0.48
43 Ryan Cook Athletics 0.48
44 Andrew Miller Red Sox 0.48
45 Boone Logan Yankees 0.48
46 Luke Hochevar Royals 0.47
47 Darren O’Day Orioles 0.47
48 Tommy Hunter Orioles 0.46
49 Aroldis Chapman Reds 0.45
50 Bobby Parnell Mets 0.45
51 Ross Ohlendorf Nationals 0.44
52 Junichi Tazawa Red Sox 0.44
53 Josh Collmenter Diamondbacks 0.43
54 Tyler Clippard Nationals 0.43
55 Jim Henderson Brewers 0.42
56 Matt Reynolds Diamondbacks 0.42
57 Jonathan Papelbon Phillies 0.42
58 Dale Thayer Padres 0.42
59 Chad Gaudin Giants 0.41
60 Sandy Rosario Giants 0.40
61 Dan Jennings Marlins 0.40
62 Francisco Rodriguez – – – 0.40
63 Addison Reed White Sox 0.39
64 J.P. Howell Dodgers 0.39
65 Brad Ziegler Diamondbacks 0.38
66 Luis Avilan Braves 0.36
67 Jason Frasor Rangers 0.36
68 Vin Mazzaro Pirates 0.36
69 David Carpenter Braves 0.34
70 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 0.34
71 Jeanmar Gomez Pirates 0.34
72 Kevin Gregg Cubs 0.33
73 Cody Allen Indians 0.33
74 Santiago Casilla Giants 0.32
75 Randy Choate Cardinals 0.32
76 Steve Cishek Marlins 0.30
77 Tanner Scheppers Rangers 0.30
78 Ernesto Frieri Angels 0.30
79 Alfredo Simon Reds 0.30
80 Scott Downs Angels 0.28
81 James Russell Cubs 0.28
82 Pat Neshek Athletics 0.27
83 Michael Kohn Angels 0.27
84 Jean Machi Giants 0.27
85 Josh Outman Rockies 0.26
86 Rafael Betancourt Rockies 0.26
87 Aaron Loup Blue Jays 0.26
88 Tony Watson Pirates 0.25
89 Alfredo Figaro Brewers 0.25
90 Jerome Williams Angels 0.25
91 Jared Burton Twins 0.24
92 Jose Veras Astros 0.24
93 Steve Delabar Blue Jays 0.23
94 Anthony Swarzak Twins 0.23
95 Nate Jones White Sox 0.23
96 Jim Johnson Orioles 0.23
97 Jose Mijares Giants 0.23
98 Fernando Rodney Rays 0.21
99 Craig Breslow Red Sox 0.21
100 Luke Gregerson Padres 0.21
101 Justin Wilson Pirates 0.20
102 David Robertson Yankees 0.20
103 Rex Brothers Rockies 0.19
104 Rafael Soriano Nationals 0.18
105 Caleb Thielbar Twins 0.17
106 Ross Wolf Rangers 0.16
107 J.J. Hoover Reds 0.16
108 Jamey Wright Rays 0.15
109 Mariano Rivera Yankees 0.14
110 Dane de la Rosa Angels 0.14
111 Logan Ondrusek Reds 0.14
112 Charlie Furbush Mariners 0.13
113 Jesse Chavez Athletics 0.13
114 Heath Bell Diamondbacks 0.12
115 Kevin Jepsen Angels 0.11
116 Bryan Morris Pirates 0.11
117 A.J. Ramos Marlins 0.11
118 Joe Nathan Rangers 0.09
119 John Axford Brewers 0.09
120 Anthony Varvaro Braves 0.08
121 Burke Badenhop Brewers 0.07
122 Tim Collins Royals 0.07
123 Chris Perez Indians 0.06
124 Joe Kelly Cardinals 0.06
125 Aaron Crow Royals 0.05
126 Tyson Ross Padres 0.04
127 LaTroy Hawkins Mets 0.04
128 Mike Dunn Marlins 0.04
129 Cesar Ramos Rays 0.02
130 Yoervis Medina Mariners 0.01
131 Matt Lindstrom White Sox 0.01
132 Ryan Pressly Twins 0.00
133 Matt Thornton – – – -0.01
134 Joe Smith Indians -0.01
135 Adam Ottavino Rockies -0.02
136 Bryan Shaw Indians -0.04
137 Manuel Corpas Rockies -0.04
138 Joe Ortiz Rangers -0.04
139 Michael Bowden Cubs -0.05
140 Carter Capps Mariners -0.05
141 Wilton Lopez Rockies -0.05
142 Jake McGee Rays -0.07
143 Craig Stammen Nationals -0.08
144 Brad Brach Padres -0.09
145 Greg Burke Mets -0.09
146 Darren Oliver Blue Jays -0.09
147 Scott Rice Mets -0.09
148 Ryan Webb Marlins -0.09
149 Josh Edgin Mets -0.09
150 Tony Sipp Diamondbacks -0.10
151 Matt Guerrier – – – -0.11
152 Troy Patton Orioles -0.11
153 Darin Downs Tigers -0.11
154 Joba Chamberlain Yankees -0.12
155 Brian Duensing Twins -0.12
156 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks -0.12
157 Tim Stauffer Padres -0.13
158 Blake Parker Cubs -0.14
159 Brad Lincoln Blue Jays -0.15
160 Luke Putkonen Tigers -0.17
161 Tom Wilhelmsen Mariners -0.17
162 Josh Roenicke Twins -0.19
163 Cory Gearrin Braves -0.19
164 Rich Hill Indians -0.20
165 Nick Hagadone Indians -0.21
166 Jerry Blevins Athletics -0.22
167 Wesley Wright Astros -0.23
168 David Hernandez Diamondbacks -0.23
169 Ronald Belisario Dodgers -0.25
170 Jonathan Broxton Reds -0.26
171 Blake Beavan Mariners -0.27
172 Phil Coke Tigers -0.28
173 Michael Gonzalez Brewers -0.28
174 Vinnie Pestano Indians -0.28
175 Danny Farquhar Mariners -0.29
176 Garrett Richards Angels -0.30
177 Jose Cisnero Astros -0.32
178 Pedro Strop – – – -0.34
179 George Kontos Giants -0.35
180 Drew Storen Nationals -0.36
181 T.J. McFarland Orioles -0.36
182 Grant Balfour Athletics -0.36
183 Paul Clemens Astros -0.37
184 Kyle Farnsworth Rays -0.37
185 Matt Albers Indians -0.39
186 Mike Adams Phillies -0.40
187 Huston Street Padres -0.40
188 Kelvin Herrera Royals -0.40
189 Clayton Mortensen Red Sox -0.41
190 Travis Blackley Astros -0.42
191 Scott Atchison Mets -0.43
192 Alex Wilson Red Sox -0.44
193 Al Alburquerque Tigers -0.47
194 Brandon Lyon Mets -0.48
195 Esmil Rogers Blue Jays -0.49
196 Justin De Fratus Phillies -0.52
197 Bruce Chen Royals -0.54
198 Jeremy Horst Phillies -0.59
199 Raul Valdes Phillies -0.62
200 Hector Ambriz Astros -0.62
201 Jeremy Affeldt Giants -0.64
202 Adam Warren Yankees -0.67
203 Henry Rodriguez – – – -0.70
204 Michael Kirkman Rangers -0.73
205 Carlos Marmol – – – -0.86
206 Anthony Bass Padres -0.91
207 Shawn Camp Cubs -1.02
208 Hector Rondon Cubs -1.05
209 Brandon League Dodgers -1.12
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